Gilead slides 4% after COVID-19 drug shows limited benefit in moderately ill patients
- Gilead's stock fell 4% on Monday after a
coronavirusdrug trial showed mixed results in moderately ill people.
- The company tested the drug in patients who received the treatment for both 5 days and 10 days.
- Patients who received it for 5 days were 65% more likely to show signs of recovery than those who received normal care, but the drug had limited benefits for the 10-day group.
- Remdesivir has been authorized for emergency use by the US Food and Drug Administration.
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Shares in Gilead Sciences slipped 4% on Monday after a late-stage coronavirus drug trial showed that remdesivir had limited success treating moderately ill patients.
The company said that remdesivir helped patients in the trial with "moderate" disease recover more quickly when they took it for five days but it had limited benefits for patients who took it for 10 days.
Remdesivir has been tested as a treatment for patients with COVID-19. It has been authorized for emergency use by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has been approved for use in Japan.
While Monday's results affirm that remdesivir does have some success in treating COVID-19 it may raise questions how beneficial it will be overall.
Earlier test results in April showed hospitalized, severely ill COVID-19 patients recovered 31% faster when taking remdesivir instead of a placebo, according to results released by the US National Institutes of Health.
Gilead Sciences said in a statement: "We now have three randomized, controlled clinical trials demonstrating that remdesivir improved clinical outcomes by several different measures."
"Today's results showed that when treating moderate disease, a five-day course of remdesivir led to greater clinical improvement than standard care, adding further evidence of remdesivir's benefit to previously released study results."
Gilead's share price is up about 15% since the beginning of 2020.
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