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28 Feb

Ever wonder what the COVID drugs cost? And how effective are they? What's sad is the fact that the most effective ones don't have FDA  approval. 

Why Are Hospitals Spending So Much On Ineffective C-19 Treatments?  One drug remdesivir had almost 5 billion in sales. Is it worth it?

This from the WHO. “Despite some initial indication that Remdesivir might slightly reduce recovery time, the World Health Organization conducted a large-scale analysis that found it “had little or no effect on hospitalized patients with COVID-19, as indicated by overall mortality, initiation of ventilation, and duration of hospital stay.” Unsurprisingly, the WHO recommended against using this drug to treat Covid-19 in November 2020 (and still does). 

“Look at this chart created by an independent researcher that displays the efficacy of all drugs and compounds that have been studied against COVID-19. The ones circled in red are the only medicines that have received FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA is essentially fast-track approval) in the U.S. Each authorized medicine commands an exorbitant price while all the low-cost, effective drugs remain unauthorized for treatment of Covid-19. It would be an astonishing coincidence if the price tags were unrelated to their FDA status. 

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