A Review of Remdesivir for COVID-19: Data to Date.Cardiol Rev. 2020 Nov/Dec; 28(6):332-334.CR
Severe acute respiratory coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is responsible for one of the greatest public health challenges of our lifetime, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Because of the complicated postinfection sequelae and grave consequences, the search for effective therapies has become a worldwide priority. The antiviral agent remdesivir has become a viable option and is now available in the United States for hospitalized patients through an emergency use authorization. This article describes remdesivir's historical background, pharmacology, key trials, adverse events, and issues regarding accessibility.