Gilead’s Response to COVID-19

Gilead is focused on deploying our resources and decades of antiviral expertise to help patients and communities fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the outset of the pandemic, we have worked closely with global health authorities to respond through the appropriate use of Veklury® (remdesivir). Veklury is a nucleotide analog invented by Gilead, building on more than a decade of the company’s antiviral research. Veklury has broad-spectrum antiviral activity both in vitro and in vivo in animal models against multiple emerging viral pathogens, including Ebola, SARS, Marburg, MERS and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Veklury has been approved or authorized for temporary use as a COVID-19 treatment in approximately 50 countries worldwide.

In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Veklury on October 22, 2020 for the treatment of adults and pediatric patients ≥12 years old and weighing ≥40 kg requiring hospitalization for COVID-19. For the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized pediatric patients under 12 years of age or weighing less than 40 kg, the FDA has granted an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for this unapproved use. For more information about the use of Veklury in the United States, including important safety information, please refer to the following links:

Gilead continues to collaborate with global health authorities, government agencies, healthcare systems, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and individual researchers and clinicians to share and update information and to bring the full weight of our science to help end this pandemic.

Continuing Study

Gilead invented Veklury, building on more than a decade of research and experimentation. We continue to invest in antiviral research to improve patient outcomes and prepare for future pandemics.

We are broadening our understanding of Veklury’s clinical utility through clinical trials in combination with other therapies. In addition, we are researching different methods of delivering Veklury, including an investigational inhaled solution of remdesivir being studied in patients in earlier stages of disease and in alternative care settings outside of hospitals. We are also collaborating with other companies to evaluate combination treatment of Veklury with immune-modulating therapies, with the hope of improving patient outcomes.

Responding to a Global Pandemic

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Last Updated: January 19, 2021