The local government of Manila has procured 2,000 vials of remdesivir, an investigational #COVID19 treatment drug, says Mayor Isko Moreno. He adds that the FDA has approved the use of the antiviral drugs in 6 district hospitals in the city.
A citizen advocacy organization is pressing Gilead to pursue GS-441524, a compound that is chemically similar to remdesivir.
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"We found that of 11 members reporting links to a drug company, nine of them named relationships to remdesivir’s maker Gilead. Seven more, including two of the committee’s leaders, have ties to Gilead beyond the 11 months they had to disclose. 2 were on Gilead’s advisory board."
New York promised to help states in need as we were helped when we needed it. Today we pay it forward. Tomorrow we will deliver Remdesivir to Florida to help care for COVID patients. The people of NY stand shoulder to shoulder with Americans fighting this virus.
Dr. Fauci speaks on the clinical trial for potential coronavirus treatment drug remdesivir: “What it has proven is that a drug can block this virus ... This drug happens to be blocking an enzyme that the virus uses."
As Gilead's stock price rises on reports of remdesivir, remember that the drug was developed with a $37.5 million grant from the federal government paid for by the taxpayers. Once again, Big Pharma is set to profit on the taxpayer's dime.
Remdesivir, a potential treatment for coronavirus, has boosted Gilead's stock price in recent days. But here's the catch: Remdesivir was developed with taxpayer funding through CDC and NIH. No drug that was developed with public dollars should be used to pad pharma profits.