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UK insists it has enough remdesivir after Trump buys up supply of Covid-19 drug

1 month ago   |   By The Mirror

The US has sparked anger by buying nearly all the stock for the next three months - but the UK insisted it had secured supplies of the anti-viral pill
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Expert reaction to news US has bought up most of Gilead's stock of remdesivir

Expert reaction to news US has bought up most of Gilead's stock of remdesivir

1 month ago   |   By Science Media Centre

It has been reported that the US are buying up large stocks of the drug remdesivir, which has preliminarily shown to have some benefit as a treatment for COVID-19.
Dr Penny Ward, Visiting Professor in Pharmaceutical Medicine at King's College London and Chair of the Education and Standards Committee of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, said:
“Gilead has been clear that manufacturing capacity is limited by a number of issues and have laid out the steps they have been taking to scale up to try to meet demand.. They have not commented on the current situation following the US Department...
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Gilead donates Covid-19 drug remdesivir to Australia's medical stockpile after US buys up supply

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

US bought more than 500,000 doses, representing all of Gilead's production for July and 90% of August and September The US pharmaceutical giant Gilead has donated a supply of the antiviral medication remdesivir to Australia's national medical stockpile, with the federal health minister, Greg Hunt, saying there will be enough of the drug to meet Covid-19 patient demand. It followed news overnight that the US government bought virtually all of the global supply of remdesivir for the next three months. The drug has shown some promise in helping Covid-19 patients recover faster. However, it is...
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