The fight against the pandemic: EU Agency makes way for Corona-medium-Remdesivir in Europe

The active ingredient Remdesivir could come soon in Europe as well as the first remedy against a heavy Corona disease on the market. The European medicines Agen

The fight against the pandemic: EU Agency makes way for Corona-medium-Remdesivir in Europe

The active ingredient Remdesivir could come soon in Europe as well as the first remedy against a heavy Corona disease on the market. The European medicines Agency EMA has recommended on Thursday in Amsterdam, a registration subject to conditions for the agent with the trade name Veklury. The EU Commission has to agree to that yet, but as a matter of form. The decision of the Commission should, according to the EMA in the coming week.

The recommendation by the EMA for the treatment of adults and adolescents from 12 years of age. The prerequisite for treatment is that the Patient has a pneumonia, and supplemental oxygen must be supplied. An international study with over 1000 participants has shown at the end of April, that Remdesivir at Covid-19-patients can shorten the time to recovery in an average of four days - from 15 to 11 days. The mortality has not decreased in the study slightly, which was statistically significant.

so Far in any country without restriction

had already been issued at the beginning of may a derogation for the limited use of the drug in hospitals. In Germany, too, the Mediterranean was already within a compassionate use program is accessible and is being tested in clinical trials.

Remdesivir was originally developed for the treatment of Ebola, but showed a low effect. It is not yet approved in any country in the world fully as a drug. So far there is no vaccine against the novel Coronavirus, and also no reliable approved drug therapy.

Updated Date: 25 June 2020, 09:19

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