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U.S. FDA Approves Veklury (remdesivir) for the Treatment of COVID-19

October 22, 2020 • 4:24 pm CDT
(Coronavirus Today)

California-based Gilead Sciences, Inc. announced that the U.S. FDA approved the antiviral drug Veklury® (remdesivir) for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 requiring hospitalization.

“The approval of Veklury marks an important milestone in efforts to help address the pandemic by offering an effective treatment that helps patients recover faster and, in turn, helps preserve scarce healthcare resources,” said Barry Zingman, MD, Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, New York, in a press release.

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