University of Iowa Led Observational Study Reveals Remdesivir Can Lengthen Hospital Stay & Not Contribute to Survival

University of Iowa Led Observational Study Reveals Remdesivir Can Lengthen Hospital Stay & Not Contribute to Survival

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine led a multi-site study finding that the only formally approved drug by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) actually led to lengthier hospitalization duration, or was associated with such an observation. That is, the hospitalized patients infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind COVID-19, were actually ready for discharge yet the hospital had to keep them until their 5 and 10-day remdesivir course was completed! Of course, all the while, the drug’s producer benefits (another utilized dose regimen) as well as the hospitals assuming they are compensated for the time. Led by Michael Ohl, MD, MSPH, associate professor of internal medicine with University of Iowa Health Care and a practicing doctor at Iowa City Veterans Affairs Health Care System, these findings raise some interesting questions. Again, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared based on the results of the Solidarity study that remdesivir provides absolutely no benefit and, in fact, in much of the world, remdesivir isn’t administered for COVID-19. That’s very different in places like American where a biased stew of elements and factors play out to the backgrou...

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