Drugmaker Gilead Says 5-Day Course Of Remdesivir Helps

DRUGMAKER GILEAD SCIENCES SAYS A STUDY SHOWED THE ANTIVIRAL DRUG REMDESIVIR CAN HELP PATIENTS WITH MODERATE COVID-19 PNEUMONIA RECOVER; A 5-DAY DOSE SHOWED STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT BUT A 10-DAY DOSE DID NOT

(CNN) – Drugmaker Gilead sciences says a study shows the antiviral drug Remdesivir can help patients with moderate COVID-19 pneumonia recover.

A study of 600 patients found those given a five-day course of the drug were 65% more likely to see clinical improvement after 11 days, compared to those given the standard of care.

Those given a 10-day treatment of the drug also showed an improvement, but it was not statistically significant.

The results have not yet been published in a peer-reviewed medical journal.

Gilead says in the coming weeks it plans to submit the full data for publication.

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