Empire Diaries Desk
May 2, 2020, New Delhi: In a major breakthrough, the US drug regulatory body, #FDA, has given the go-ahead to the antiviral drug called #remdesivir to be immediately used on #Covid19 patients for treatment.
Although not conclusive, doctors in the US say remdesivir helps #coronavirus patients to recover faster than usual.
Remdesivir is manufactured by the pharma giant #GileadSciences.
The drug will be tried out on an emergency basis on both young and adult #Covid patients in the US.
If it continues to show positive results, doctors expect it might hold the key to a much needed breakthrough treatment to the respiratory disease that has killed over 240,000 people worldwide.
Remdesivir as of now is not available in bulk across the world.