Coronavirus Pandemic Update 91: Remdesivir Pricing & Disparities in Drug Availability

Coronavirus Pandemic Update 91: Remdesivir Pricing & Disparities in Drug Availability

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The pricing and limited supply of COVID-19 antivirals such as Remdesivir and Favipiravir may make them difficult or impossible for some people and countries to access. Roger Seheult, MD of https://www.medcram.com discusses recent articles that highlight the limited supply of certain COVID 19 medications and interesting vaccine developments. Coronavirus infection data from several countries and states (Brazil, India, Russia, Arizona, California, Florida, Texas) is also reviewed (This video was recorded July 1, 2020).

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COVID-19 Age Calculator | https://profile.covid-age.com/calculator

JAMA | https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2767751

WSJ | https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-drug-remdesivir-to-cost-3-120-for-typical-patient-11593428402

HHS Gov | https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/06/29/trump-administration-secures-new-supplies-remdesivir-united-states.html

Medscape | https://www.medscape.com/answers/2500122-197485/what-is-the-status-of-the-antiviral-drug-favipiravir-in-the-treatment-of-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

CBC Article | https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/covid-vaccine-approved-military-use-china-1.5630947

CNBC Article | https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/03/gilead-ceo-says-remdesivir-available-to-coronavirus-patients-this-week-weve-donated-the-entire-supply.html

Worldometer | https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/


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