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Coronavirus: WHO advises doctors not to use Gilead’s remdesivir for Covid-19 treatment

The World Health Organization recommended against using Gilead’s remdesivir to treat hospitalised Covid-19 patients less than a month after US regulators granted the drug a speedy approval.“There is currently no evidence that it improves survival or the need for ventilation,” a panel of WHO-convened experts developing Covid-19 treatment guidelines said in the BMJ medical journal.The recommendation is a blow to Gilead’s drug, which was one of the first thought to offer a meaningful benefit in…

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