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June 1, 2020

Gilead’s remdesivir a candidate for US government stockpiling or bulk buying in private sector

By Victoria Smith

Remdesivir, Gilead Sciences ‘ drug, could be under consideration to be added to the classified US Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), as well as individual states’ stockpiles, in the event donated doses exhaust and Covid-19 cases outstrip supply.

According to a 1 May company press release, Gilead’s donated of 1.5 million individual remdesivir doses adds up to more than 140,000 treatment courses (assuming a 10-day treatment course). Read more here.

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