When will Remdesivir be released to the public to treat covid19?

FDA approved it two weeks ago. They are in clinical trials. So far it has proven effective. More parts of the unit states remdesivir is being used. Since they are moving in a fast pace, eventually it has to pass the clinical trials to the public. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Though it's still being tested, Remdesivir is already being used in a limited capacity by some hospitals. It's not ever going to be "released to the public," per se. It's an IV drug, not a pill, and is only approved for patients hospitalized with severe Covid-19 symptoms. So even it if got the full stamp of approval tomorrow, you couldn't get a prescription for Remdesivir.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Hopefully by summer!

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Hopefully before the second wave!

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  • 2 months ago

    Seems relatively useless . The best results it has produced is reducing hospital recovery from 8 days to 6 days . Better than nothing but just barely .

    Plus there is some sort of dispute over the patenting of it .

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  • 2 months ago

    I looked it up, and that drug has been used in the past to treat other forms of corona, not COVID-19. Tests, which are limited so far, have not shown to be an effective treatment. It looks like it's still too early to tell. 

  • 2 months ago

    They are moving fast. It's not just a normal clinical trail. They may release it by next month if not, sometime during the summer

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  • 2 months ago

    It's going to be months. That's what clinical trials are. You use it on someone, then you wait weeks or months to see if it has long term effects.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No there are plenty of people at the clinics thanks to Hilary's noble charity work. 

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  • 2 months ago

    hopefully soon if it works

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