United States buys up virtually entire global supply of key coronavirus drug remdesivir
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The United States has bought up virtually the whole supply of a drug that could shorten the recovery time of coronavirus patients.
Remdesivir, an antiviral drug, is made by biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences.
America has secured more than 500,000 treatment courses through September.
That represents 100 per cent of Gilead’s projected production for July, and 90 per cent for each of the next two months.
Other countries should say fuck you and order generic versions to be produced, patents be damned.
July 1, 2020 at 11:40 PM #332037Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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Gilead & its initial investor menlo ventures have some weird features.
I can’t copy & paste anything from the article below as it brings up a popup telling you its all copyright protected so you can only use their selected blurb.
Long and short of it is, they don’t make drugs, they outsource most of everything, including manufacturing and clinical development.
initial impression: both some kind of annex of mic/big tech
menlo ‘invests’ in disruption
July 2, 2020 at 1:35 AM #332083peacecorpsParticipant
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“Canada First”? Or “How dare they not share that life-saving drug with everyone?”
They are called 'human' rights not "if politicians do not feel threatened" rights. Many politicians see national sovereignty/security as more important because they protect their power and wealth. Human rights often do just the opposite.
National issues (slavery/racism, income inequality, pandemics and pathetic health care, weak unions) are not solved with more states' rights. Global problems (climate change, migration, trade, war, pandemics) are not resolved with more national sovereignty.
July 2, 2020 at 1:43 AM #332092mrdmkParticipant
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Remdesivir is like taking the vitamin cocktail Airborne after catching the cold or the flu. Remdesivir may or may not help you get over the symptoms quicker.
If Trump paid top dollar for this treatment, no wonder he is a failed businessman who should be labeled a fucking idiot.
If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields
July 2, 2020 at 3:04 AM #332151GZeusHParticipant
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Some factory in a third world country is churning out this stuff by the buckets. In that country, you can buy the shit over-the-counter for the price of a nice lunch. But to get it in the United States, in its copyrighted and patent protected packaging, that will run you a few thousand.
July 2, 2020 at 3:09 AM #332157
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