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"Doctor said that the patient would need 6 injections of Remdesivir, but there are no stocks available in the market": Santosh, a Mumbai man waiting for Remdesivir, tells NDTV #COVIDSecondWave 

With Remdesivir stocks depleting across distribution centres in Mumbai, many forced to buy it in black market at six times the market price NDTV's Purva Chitnis reports

The BJP’s resident in Gujarat, C.R. Paatil, has courted controversy by distributing the antiviral drug remdesivir for free in Surat. The Union health ministry approved remdesivir for restricted use in June 2020 to help manage severe COVID-19.

Coming up at 4 PM: Dr Sanjay Oak, Maharashtra’s #COVID19  task force says cases can peak in 3-4 days & the panel is divided on ‘hard lockdowns.’ He also says that Remdesivir availability is a ‘tough situation’ & adds that Mumbai has ‘breathing space’ in terms of hospital infra

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#COVID19 | How effective is Remdesivir? Does it reduce recovery time? Dr Padma Srivastava, Chief, Neuroscience Centre, AIIMS explains

Watch | "Remdesivir certainly seems to offer hope but the last word on its effectiveness and efficacy is not out yet": Dr Rajesh Parikh, Director, Medical Research, Jaslok Hospital#COVID19 

Guj HC's hearing on suo motu PIL on #COVID19  : Chief Justice says-State can always find out why injections (Remdesivir) are being sold at such high price.Also says "when you (Advocate General) are saying that oxygen & beds are available, why do people have to stand in queue? "(ANI)

India bans $GILD Remdesivir exports as coronavirus rages on; rallies continue

India bans export of COVID-19 treatment drug remdesivir

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Maharashtra: Crime Branch of Mumbai Police recovered 272 Remdesivir injections that were kept at a shop in Andheri for black marketing. Two persons have been arrested.

No need to be afraid of Covid! As long as you have... 1 taxpayer-funded helicopter 10 dedicated hospital doctors 3 doses remdesivir 2 rounds of oxygen multiple steroid doses experimental antibody cocktail chest X-rays 24/7 monitoring

Adding dexamethasone to remdesivir doesn't sound upbeat

Trump now be given Dexamethasone, which has proven to be effective only in severe cases of the disease. He's also taken: RegeneronRemdesivir Zinc Vitamin D Famotidine Aspirin But still no hydroxychloroquine which Trump repeatedly touted as a "cure."

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 charges $3,120 for its COVID drug, remdesivir, remember that the drug was developed with a $70,000,000 grant from the federal government paid for by American taxpayers. Once again, Big Pharma is set to profit on the people's dime.

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.

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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 costs less than $10 to manufacture. @GileadSciences  is charging $3,100 for it. Taxpayers spent $70 million to develop this drug. Coronavirus has killed 130,000 Americans. It's time to take control of this patent and provide remdesivir to all who need it.

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.

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