THIS Is How Much The COVID-19 Treatment Drug Will Cost Iowans
There's finally an FDA approved treatment for COIVD-19. Shown to shorten symptoms by several days, for many, this could be a life saver. IF they can afford it, that is... CBS News reports the coronavirus treatment drug Remdesivir made by durg company Gilead Sciences is going to cost $3,120 for Americans with health insurance.
The drug Remdesivir (pronounced rem-des-eh-veer) was originally developed to treat Ebola and other deadly viruses but proved effective in treating COVID-19 in worldwide trials. It's not a cure - it simply helped some patients recover more quickly suffering recover quicker. For individuals who are covered by government programs such as Medicaid, the cost will be $2,340 for a typical treatment course.
You can learn more about the drug, cost and availability here.