Remdesivir Is the First FDA-Approved COVID-19 Treatment

On Oct. 22, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first drug for treating COVID-19.

Remdesivir, an antiviral medication given intravenously, is now approved for anyone hospitalized with COVID-19. It works by blocking the virus’s ability to make more copies of itself. Earlier this year, the drug had received emergency use authorization (EUA), which falls short of approv…

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