The US has bought up 90% of the world's stocks of the drug вЂњRemdesivirвЂќ, which is used to treat coronavirus. This was stated by the US, President Donald Trump.
вЂњMy administration has secured control over 90% of the world's reserves of the drug вЂњRemdesivirвЂќ, which has a great effect, вЂњ the head of state said.
Earlier, the Guardian newspaper noted that the US authorities bought up almost the entire stock of the Remdesivir for three months ahead.
In the near future, no country will be able to purchase the drug developed by the American biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences in a significant amount. According to the publication, the US administration has purchased more than 500 thousand doses, which corresponds to 90% of the volume of the drug, which will be produced in July, August, and September.
According to Gilead Sciences, the use of the вЂњRemdesivirвЂќ can reduce the recovery period among patients infected with the coronavirus to four days. On average, one person requires a five-day course of treatment with six vials of medication. Taking into account that for developed countries, the company has set a single price for the drug at $390 per ampoule, the full course will cost $2,340.