WHO suspends remdesivir from list of drugs after being warned against its use in Covid patients

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Suspension is a signal WHO does not recommend countries to buy drug for COVID: official

Geneva:

The World Health Organization said on Friday it had suspended Gilead’s remdesivir from its so-called prequalification list, an official list of drugs used as a benchmark for supply by developing countries, after it released guidelines against its use in hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

“Yes, we suspended him from the PQ (prequalification list),” Tarik Jasarevic said in an email response to Reuters.

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“The suspension is a signal to countries that the WHO, according to treatment guidelines, does not recommend countries to purchase the drug for COVID.”

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He added that the WHO was unaware of international buyers supplying the drug to low- and middle-income countries.

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