remdesivir

Remdesivir is used in a hospital to treat COVID-19
WMFE

The maker of a drug shown to shorten recovery time for severely ill COVID-19 patients says it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment course for people covered by government health programs in the United States and other developed countries.

Gilead Sciences announced the price Monday for remdesivir, and said the price would be $3,120 for patients with private insurance. It will sell for far less in poorer countries where generic drugmakers are being allowed to make it.

States are beginning to receive cases of an experimental COVID-19 drug that the Food and Drug Administration authorized for emergency use on May 1.

But the distribution process so far has puzzled some hospitals and states about why they've been left empty-handed.

DeSantis Says Florida Will Get More Remdesivir To Treat COVID-19

May 12, 2020
Remdesivir is used in a hospital to treat COVID-19
WMFE

Governor Ron DeSantis says Florida will be getting a shipment of an antiviral drug called remdesivir for COVID-19 patients.