remdesivir

The European Commission Approves Remdesivir for the Treatment of Severe Cases of COVID-19

The European Commission Approves Remdesivir for the Treatment of Severe Cases of COVID-19

Following the recommendation of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the European Commission has authorized on Friday, July 3rd, the use of remdesivir to treat severe cases of COVID-19. Recently, the EMA and its human medicines committee (CHMP) recommended the drug’s use in adults and adolescents of at least 12 yrs of age with severe cases […]

First Evidence that the Antiviral Remdesivir Shows Efficacy in an Animal Model (Rhesus Macaques) of COVID-19

First Evidence that the Antiviral Remdesivir Shows Efficacy in an Animal Model (Rhesus Macaques) of COVID-19

As reported by Brandi Williamson et al. in bioRxiv, remdesivir is the first antiviral treatment with proven efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 in an animal model of COVID-19. This study involving four laboratories from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Gilead Sciences, Foster City, CA, USA, indicates […]