Coronavirus : why Gilead set the price of remdesivir to 2.340 dollars

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Gilead is definitely still at the heart of the problem of drug prices. After having been in the media in 2014, with the Sovaldi, the first curative treatment of hepatitis C the price of which had made a scandal, it is the first, with the remdisivir, to offer a medicine against the Covid 19 and, therefore, have to display a price in a context of a health emergency.

In an open letter, the boss of Gilead, Daniel O’day, indicates it has set a price of 390 $ per bottle for the governments of developed countries ” including the United States where the remdesivir is authorized in an emergency since the beginning of may. “On the basis of the treatment regimens today,” he continues, ” the vast majority of patients should receive a treatment duration of five days or 6 bottles of remdesivir, which is equivalent to a total of 2.340 $ [2.083 euros] “.

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