Audioburst Search

Peer-reviewed data shows remdesivir for COVID-19 improves time to recovery

Automatic TRANSCRIPT

Of peer reviewed paper confirms earlier findings that the drug room desk severe can help patients hospitalized with covert nineteen recover NPR's Joe Palca reports them disappear is an antiviral drug made by Gilead sciences in February a multicenter trial began comparing ram disappear with a placebo in covert nineteen patients who required hospitalization slightly more than a thousand patients were enrolled in the trial late last month an interim analysis showed the drug was helping those on rent disappear had shorter hospital stays than those on placebo eleven days versus fifteen days the results prompted the food and drug administration to grant emergency use authorization for Rambus severe making it easier for doctors to prescribe it to patients a paper in the New England journal of medicine confirms the earlier results

Coming up next