• STAT+: Gilead sues Russia over a compulsory license issued to a company making remdesivir

    2 days ago - By STAT

    Amid worldwide clamoring for Covid-19 vaccines and other therapies, Gilead Sciences last month filed a lawsuit against the Russian government for allowing a domestic company to manufacture and market its remdesivir treatment, which is also known as Veklury.
    The move came after the government late last year issued a compulsory license to a company called Pharmasyntez, which unsuccessfully approached Gilead about obtaining a license to produce a version of the medicine. At the time, the health minister pursued the step “in the interest of national security,” and the company indicated plans...
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