The antiviral remdesivir treatment reduced the risk of hospitalization among COVID-19 patients when administered soon after they were diagnosed, according to a new study from Gilead Sciences, which developed remdesivir.
Researchers found that remdesivir cut the risk of hospitalization by 87 percent compared to a placebo that half of the study participants received.
A total of 562 patients, all deemed at high-risk from COVID-19, were enrolled in the trial.
The Phase 3 study was a randomized, double-blind trial, but trial
enrollment stopped in April because the company struggled to find enough
participants. It continued to follow those who had enrolled, half of
whom were given a placebo...........To Read More...