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Trump Admin. Buys Over 500,000 Treatment Courses of Remdesivir

June 29, 2020, 11:36 AM

HHS secured more than 500,000 treatment courses of Remdesivir for American hospitals through September, according to emailed statement from agency.

  • This represents 100% of Gilead’s projected production for July, 90% of production in August, 90% of production in September
  • Hospitals will pay no more than approximately $3,200 per treatment course
    • “Generally, patients do not pay directly for hospital-administered drugs like remdesivir; rather, for Medicare and most private insurers, the drug’s cost is incorporated into payments made by the insurer, such as Medicare paying for the drug through a diagnostic-related group”

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