What To Know About Remdesivir, The New Coronavirus Treatment Drug
Remdesivir is the new coronavirus buzzword popping up in headline after headline. Health officials have had their eyes on the investigational anti-viral drug for the past few weeks, hoping it may prove to be an effective treatment for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
Now, we’ve got a bit of evidence suggesting the medicine can speed up the time it takes a hospitalized COVID-19 patient to recover. Given the dire need for a cure, the Food and Drug Administration pounced on the findings and authorized the emergency use of remdesivir in hospitalized patients who need it (specifically adults and children who need oxygen therapy or a ventilator).
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[Source: Huffington Post]