Gilead CEO says remdesivir available to coronavirus patients this week: ‘We’ve donated the entire supply’
Gilead Sciences‘ coronavirus fighting drug will be in the hands of doctors and patients as early as this week, the biotechnology company’s CEO said Sunday.
“We intend to get [remdesivir] to patients in the early part of this next week, beginning to work with the government which will determine which cities are most vulnerable and where the patients are that need this medicine,” Gilead Sciences chairman and CEO Daniel O’Day told CBS’ “Face of the Nation.”
“We’ve donated the entire supply that we have within our supply chain and we did that because we acknowledge and recognize the human suffering, the human need here, and want to make sure nothing gets in the way of this getting to patients,” O’Day added.
The deadly coronavirus has caused unprecedented societal and financial disruption in the U.S. and worldwide. Gilead’s antiviral drug — remdesivir— has been a source of hope …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]