Remdesivir maker ‘moving very quickly’ with FDA on possible coronavirus use, CEO says

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By Elisha Fieldstadt

The company thinks it could make millions of treatment courses of remdesivir available by the end of the year if it receives FDA approval, the Gilead CEO said.

The maker of Remdesivir, an experimental drug for treatment of the coronavirus, is moving very quickly with the FDA for authorization to get the drug to patients, the CEO of the company, Gilead Sciences, said Friday.

Gilead is also working to expand its capacity for producing remdesivir, CEO Daniel O’Day told the “TODAY” show in an exclusive interview.

The company thinks it could make millions of treatment courses available by the end of the year, O’Day said. Its production capacity has already gone from 5,000 treatment courses to 100,000, he said.

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