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The first approved COVID-19 drug is far from ‘amazing’

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, The coronavirus pandemic is overwhelming the US yet again, with the country recording its 2 worst-ever days of infection […]
The first approved COVID-19 drug is far from ‘amazing’
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Remdesivir proved to be the first useful tool we have in treating COVID-19 patients. Now, the US government wants to find out more about how it could be supercharged with other drugs.

Several leading coronavirus clinical trials are focusing on testing experimental combinations of medicine to treat COVID-19. These studies are building on top of the early success of remdesivir, an antiviral drug developed by Gilead Sciences that helped hospitalized COVID-19 patients recover modestly faster. On Friday, the US National Institutes of […]
Remdesivir proved to be the first useful tool we have in treating COVID-19 patients. Now, the US government wants to find out more about how it could be supercharged with other drugs.
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Remdesivir, the only antiviral authorised for COVID-19 in the US, did not improve chances of survival in a massive WHO study

A World Health Organisation study of more than 2,750 COVID-19 patients suggested that the antiviral drug remdesivir had “little or no effect” on survival. The Solidarity trial, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, found remdesivir did not “substantially affect mortality,” reduce the need to ventilate patients, or shorten hospital stays. […]
Remdesivir, the only antiviral authorised for COVID-19 in the US, did not improve chances of survival in a massive WHO study
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‘That makes no sense’: Doctors say Trump is either getting overtreated for the coronavirus, which could be risky, or is more seriously ill than we know

President Donald Trump was given several treatments soon after he was diagnosed with the coronavirus. One of those treatments, the steroid dexamethasone, is usually reserved for seriously ill patients. Experts told Business Insider that giving Trump that steroid suggests either that he’s being overtreated for a mild case of COVID-19 […]
‘That makes no sense’: Doctors say Trump is either getting overtreated for the coronavirus, which could be risky, or is more seriously ill than we know
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What to know about Trump’s coronavirus treatment regimen

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, What a weekend. Since being diagnosed with COVID-19 on Thursday, President Donald Trump has received a number of treatments. […]
What to know about Trump’s coronavirus treatment regimen
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A month before the election, Trump’s world is upturned in just one week

President Trump’s whirlwind of a week started with his tax records being released and is ending with a coronavirus infection. On Sunday, the New York Times released a blockbuster report detailing Trump’s financial records. Days later, Trump’s highly anticipated debate against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden turned into a chaotic […]
A month before the election, Trump’s world is upturned in just one week
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Trump’s doctors are targeting a ‘sweet spot’ in fighting COVID-19 by using experimental treatments early, but physicians caution the data is limited

President Donald Trump is taking several drugs to combat COVID-19, a combination approach that critical care doctors called rational but untested. Over the past few days, the president confirmed his diagnosis, was injected with an experimental antibody cocktail, transported to Walter Reed Medical Centre, and given an IV infusion of […]
Trump’s doctors are targeting a ‘sweet spot’ in fighting COVID-19 by using experimental treatments early, but physicians caution the data is limited
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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 got Regeneron’s experimental antibody drug for his coronavirus symptoms. Here’s what you need to know about the treatment.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The White House issued a statement saying that Trump received Regeneron’s experimental antibody drug. The treatment is based on the disease-fighting proteins, called antibodies, that the body makes to fight off infection. Learn more about […]
Trump got Regeneron’s experimental antibody drug for his coronavirus symptoms. Here’s what you need to know about the treatment.