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Gilead sets a price for its coronavirus treatment — Pfizer’s newest digital health bet — Reopenings reversed


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Gilead sets a price for its coronavirus treatment — Pfizer’s newest digital health bet — Reopenings reversed

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Gilead sets a price for its coronavirus treatment — Pfizer’s newest digital health bet — Reopenings reversed

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Empty vials of investigational coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment drug remdesivir are washed at a Gilead Sciences facility in La Verne, California, U.S. March 18, 2020.

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And the price for remdesivir is…

Early Monday, we got word on the official price of Gilead Sciences‘ coronavirus treatment remdesivir

It clocks in at a price of $3,120 for a five-day treatment course, or $520 a vial, Andrew Dunn reports. 

That’s at least the price set for America’s private insurers. For governments and organizations like the Department of Veteran Affairs, the price will be 33% lower, at $2,340 for a five-day treatment course.  

You can read the full story here>>

The biotech giant Gilead just laid out its pricing strategy for the first effective coronavirus treatment, and it’s charging up to $520 a vial for remdesivir


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Nurse Health Practitioner Rachelle Quimpo (C) introduces patient Shreya Sasaki to Dr. Heidi Meyer, MD Family Medicine, who appears on a video screen remotely at a newly opened Kaiser Permanente health clinic inside a Target retail department store in San Diego, California November 17, 2014.

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A tiny startup just won a crucial deal with $175 billion drug giant Pfizer, and it shows how apps are becoming the next frontier as Big Pharma pushes beyond pills

Read the full story from Blake Dodge here >>


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Owkin’s studio.

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Investors just put $18 million into a GV-backed startup taking the opposite approach to healthcare data storage as Amazon, Microsoft, and Google

  • Research startup Owkin just raised an additional $18 million from investors including Mubadala Capital and existing investor Bpifrance, an investment bank.
  • Owkin’s platform helps researchers learn from each other’s data without actually sharing patient information, according to the company.
  • It’s being used to solve coronavirus mysteries and runs counter to storage solutions offered by giant tech firms like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.

Read the full story from Blake Dodge here >>

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