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Study: Remdesivir benefits some COVID-19 patients

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“A study published late last week in the New England Journal of Medicine found that hospitalized COVID-19 patients who received Gilead Sciences’ antiviral drug remdesivir recovered a median of 4 days earlier than those who received a placebo.

Preliminary findings from the double-blind Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial (ACTT-1), sponsored by the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), showed that the 538 patients randomly assigned to receive remdesivir had a median recovery time of 11 days (95% confidence interval [CI], 9 to 12), compared with 15 days (95% CI, 13 to 19) in the 521 patients who received a placebo (rate ratio for recovery, 1.32; 95% CI, 1.12 to 1.55; P < 0.001).”

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