Covid-19 roundup: Europe is ‘weeks away’ from remdesivir decision; John Farley gets permanent gig as chief of FDA division steering pandemic response
Gilead’s remdesivir — the first drug shown to benefit Covid-19 patients in a randomized, controlled trial setting — is potentially a hop, skip and a jump away from securing European endorsement for Covid-19.
A rolling application was kicked off for the therapy in late April, and on Monday, the EMA said it expected to publish its opinion “within weeks.” Previously, the regulator recommended expanding compassionate use of remdesivir in severe Covid-19 patients.
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