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A U.S. government-run study of remdesivir, the experimental Gilead Sciences (GILD) drug being tested to treat Covid-19, showed the medicine is effective against the novel coronavirus, STAT notes. Gilead issued a statement saying, “We understand that the trial has met its primary endpoint.” The finding — although difficult to fully characterize without any data for the study — would represent the first treatment shown to improve outcomes in patients infected with the virus.

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