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Why unapproved drugs like remdesivir are being used to treat coronavirus | Just The FAQs: Deep Dive

Here’s how an unapproved drug like remdesivir, used in COVID-19 treatments, is legal, even if it’s unapproved by the FDA with unknown results.

Remdesivir, the first possible scientifically proven treatment for battling COVID-19, will become available for U.S. hospitals in the coming week, says the CEO of the biotech company producing the drug.

Daniel O’Day, CEO and chairman of Gilead Sciences, provided the update Sunday on the CBS News program “Face the Nation.” He said that the Foster City, California-headquartered company had donated 1.5 million vials to the U.S. government, enough to treat 150,000 to 200,000 patients.

Federal health officials will outlay the drug “based on things like ICU beds, where the course of the epidemic is in the United States,” O’Day said. “They will begin shipping tens of thousands of treatment courses out early this week and be adjusting that as the epidemic shifts and evolves in different cities.”

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  2. You shoul report about HQC instead . It is has been proven to work when the patients aren't overdosed on it.

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  4. It's because Remdesivir is manufactured by Bill Gates and the big Pharma. Don't take the vaccine.

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