Gilead Claims ‘Positive Data’ to Come From N.I.H. Trial of Remdesivir

Neither the company nor the institutes discussed the data. Another study reported the drug offered no benefit to severely ill patients.

Gilead Sciences on Wednesday announced that the company “is aware of positive data” from a federal trial of its experimental coronavirus drug, remdesivir, even as a new study reported that the drug offered no benefit to severely ill patients in China. 

Neither Gilead nor officials at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, sponsor of the federal research, provided further details about the trial sponsored by N.I.A.I.D., part of the National Institutes of Health. 

President Trump is expected to discuss the findings at a White House briefing later today. In the past, Mr. Trump has hailed remdesivir as a potential “game changer,” despite spotty evidence.

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