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Pricing in a Pandemic: Gilead Announces Remdesivir Pricing

Posted by Dennis Miao on Jul 22, 2020 1:35:25 PM

During these past few months, the push to discover effective treatments and vaccines against COVID-19 has largely overshadowed another vitally important aspect of drug development: drug pricing. Let’s take a look at a recent example from pharma giant Gilead, who recently announced the pricing for its promising COVID-19 treatment remdesivir.

 

The Origins of the Beloved Guinea Pig in Research

Posted by Dennis Miao on Jun 24, 2020 6:20:46 PM

On a bit of a lighter note this week, let’s take a dive into the origins of the beloved Guinea pig and their often overlooked role in the development of some major breakthroughs in the field of medical research.

A Closer Look at Asymptomatic COVID-19 Cases

Posted by Dennis Miao on Jun 22, 2020 3:01:18 PM

As we’ve seen over these past few months, a SARS-CoV-2 infection can result in widely different manifestations and severities in the subsequent course of the disease it causes, COVID-19. Many of those infected by SARS-CoV-2 experience a mild to severe illness, with symptoms that include fever, shortness of breath, cough, and fatigue that appear roughly 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. On the other hand, some individuals infected with the virus will remain asymptomatic. 

A Closer Look at COVID-19 Treatment and Vaccine Development

Posted by Dennis Miao on Jun 3, 2020 5:21:53 PM

With troves of information and developments coming out daily from the various companies and researchers developing vaccines and potential treatments for COVID-19, it can certainly feel overwhelming to keep track of everything. This compilation of information should help you catch up on, and navigate recent developments in the fight against COVID-19.