America needs to buy Generic Remdesivir Gilead and Trump are Scam Artists

While Amazon raised prices by up to 1,000% on masks, soap & toilet paper, Jeff Bezos became $88 billion richer and continues to deny workers paid sick leave & hazard pay. That is morally obscene. Billionaires should not be profiteering off a pandemic. #TaxTheRich

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Remdesivir a Covid-19 drug is rationed in the US but  is plentiful in developing countries

The drug shortens hospitals stays, on average, from 15 days to 11 days for patients with severe Covid-19. The FDA gave Gilead emergency use authorization for remdesivir in May based on that data.
The drug costs $2,340 for a five-day course of treatment, and US hospitals don’t purchase it directly the way they do other drugs. Because there isn’t enough to go around, HHS arranges for remdesivir to be shipped regularly to hospitals.
Gilead says it has enough for the demand, but doctors interviewed by CNN say they don’t always have a sufficient supply for all their patients.

Only Gilead is allowed to sell remdesivir in the US. There are no generics, and Gilead has no competition.

cause TRUMP 

Remdesiver patent belongs to the citizens of the USA who paid to research it! America needs to buy generic Remdesivir like the rest of the world can.

“Remdesivir was developed with an estimated $70 million in federal funding, and Gilead relied on key scientific contributions from government scientists,” the congresswomen wrote.

Several companies make generic remdesivir, including Beximco Pharmaceuticals in Bangladesh.

Kabir, the physician in Bangladesh, said his hospital has had plenty of remdesivir because they’re purchasing generic versions of the drug.
Doctors from other developing countries said their hospitals are also using generics.

“We have enough remdesivir in our country,” said Dr. Bilal Aziz, an assistant professor of medicine at King Edward Medical University in Lahore, Pakistan.
“We don’t have any shortages,” said Dr. Endymion Tan, an infectious disease specialist at Metropolitan Medical Center in Manila in the Philippines.

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Gilead’s $2,340 price for coronavirus drug draws criticism

The maker of a drug shown to shorten recovery time for severely ill COVID-19 patients says it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment course for people covered by government health programs in the United States and other developed countries

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