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One of Trump’s COVID-19 treatments was developed using tissue that originally came from an abortion. He’s tried to ban this kind of research.

One of President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 treatments was developed with testing that used cells that originally came from an abortion. The Trump administration has tried to restrict the use of such cells, though it’s commonly used in developing treatments for things like cancer, HIV, and birth defects. Regeneron, the company […]
One of Trump’s COVID-19 treatments was developed using tissue that originally came from an abortion. He’s tried to ban this kind of research.
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Trump’s physician says he has taken his first dose of remdesivir, one of the leading experimental coronavirus treatments, and is ‘doing very well’

President Donald Trump has taken his first dose of remdesivir, a COVID-19 treatment with emergency FDA authorization, White House physician Sean Conley said in a memo Friday night. The president and First Lady Melania Trump both tested positive for the coronavirus early Friday. Trump was later taken to Walter Reed […]
Trump’s physician says he has taken his first dose of remdesivir, one of the leading experimental coronavirus treatments, and is ‘doing very well’
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Trump reportedly pushing new unproven coronavirus treatment that is also embraced by HUD Sec. Ben Carson and MyPillow’s Mike Lindell

President Donald Trump expressed interest in a new unproven coronavirus treatment – the botanical extract oleandrin – recommended by HUD Secretary Ben Carson and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, Axios reported Sunday. Lindell told Axios that Trump “basically said” the FDA “should be approving” oleandrin as a treatment for COVID-19. Researchers […]
Trump reportedly pushing new unproven coronavirus treatment that is also embraced by HUD Sec. Ben Carson and MyPillow’s Mike Lindell
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The biotech giant Gilead just laid out its pricing strategy for the first effective coronavirus treatment, and it’s charging up to $520 a vial for remdesivir

After months of anticipation, Gilead announced Monday the price of remdesivir, the first effective coronavirus treatment. The California drugmaker will charge governments of developed countries, including the US, $US2,340 for a five-day treatment course. US private insurers will pay 33% more, or $US3,120 for the standard five-day treatment course. Hospitalized […]
The biotech giant Gilead just laid out its pricing strategy for the first effective coronavirus treatment, and it’s charging up to $520 a vial for remdesivir
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Gilead rises after pricing its coronavirus-fighting drug remdesivir

Gilead Sciences on Monday disclosed its pricing for remdesivir, its coronavirus-fighting drug. Shares of the company jumped as much as 4% in premarket trading. The company will charge the US government and developed countries $US390 per vial of remdesivir, or $US2,340 for a five-day course using six vials of the […]
Gilead rises after pricing its coronavirus-fighting drug remdesivir
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The $96 billion biotech Gilead will start testing a new version of the first effective coronavirus treatment, and it could make remdesivir available to vastly more patients

The biotech giant that developed the first effective coronavirus treatment is now looking to expand its impact. Gilead Sciences CEO Daniel O’Day said Monday that the company would start testing an inhaled version of the antiviral drug remdesivir in August. Currently, the drug is given as an intravenous infusion. If […]
The $96 billion biotech Gilead will start testing a new version of the first effective coronavirus treatment, and it could make remdesivir available to vastly more patients
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The FDA just revoked an emergency OK for the malaria pill hydroxychloroquine in coronavirus patients, as clinical evidence piles up against the drug

US health regulators will no longer allow the emergency use of chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19. The Food and Drug Administration said Monday it has revoked the emergency use authorization issued for the antimalarial medications. The FDA had previously allowed the drugs to be used in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. […]
The FDA just revoked an emergency OK for the malaria pill hydroxychloroquine in coronavirus patients, as clinical evidence piles up against the drug
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The first high-quality study of malaria pill hydroxychloroquine just found it doesn’t help prevent coronavirus infections

The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine doesn’t help prevent coronavirus infections in people who were recently exposed to the virus, study results set to be published Wednesday show. It’s the first high-quality trial to test the malaria pills as a preventive treatment. More than 800 volunteers were randomly assigned to take hydroxychloroquine […]
The first high-quality study of malaria pill hydroxychloroquine just found it doesn’t help prevent coronavirus infections
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Gilead has yet to set a price for the coronavirus treatment remdesivir, but an influential drug pricing watchdog says it could be worth up to $4,500 per patient

Gilead Sciences could be justified in charging up to $US4,500 per coronavirus patient for its drug, a nonprofit pricing watchdog said in a recent report. The California biotech is the maker of remdesivir, an experimental antiviral treatment that helped hospitalized COVID-19 patients recover 31% faster, shaving four days off hospital […]
Gilead has yet to set a price for the coronavirus treatment remdesivir, but an influential drug pricing watchdog says it could be worth up to $4,500 per patient
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US health authorities are reportedly preparing to allow emergency use of Gilead’s antiviral remdesivir to treat coronavirus patients, following positive study results

US health regulators are planning to authorise the emergency use of an experimental coronavirus treatment as soon as today, the New York Times reported. The US Food and Drug Administration is currently planning the announcement, the NYT reported, citing a senior administration official. In a statement to Business Insider, FDA […]
US health authorities are reportedly preparing to allow emergency use of Gilead’s antiviral remdesivir to treat coronavirus patients, following positive study results
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