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Mediclinic News : UNDERSTANDING THE COMPLEXITIES AROUND THE COVID-19 MEDICINE REMDESIVIR

Title

UNDERSTANDING THE COMPLEXITIES AROUND THE COVID-19 MEDICINE REMDESIVIR

Date

2020-09-03

Link

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-09-03-understanding-the-complexities-around-the-covid-19-medicine-remdesivir/

News Description

DAILY MAVERICK The national health department has decided not to recommend the use of remdesivir — a drug that one study has shown can reduce the recovery period of hospitalised Covid-19 patients from 15 days down to 11. The department issued new treatment guidelines in late August, citing the medicine’s “high cost and marginal benefit” as reasons for its decision to only recommend the medicine’s use for clinical trials. But the pharmaceutical company Cipla South Africa has already brought 23,000 doses of the drug into the country and Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, a public facility, has ordered 500 vials of remdesivir, of which about 180 have been delivered, Nic de Jongh, the chief scientific officer of Cipla South Africa says.
Created at 2020/09/09 09:11 AM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2020/09/09 09:11 AM by Mediclinic