Hospitals: Remdesivir

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 3rd August 2020.

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Photo of Greg Knight Greg Knight Conservative, East Yorkshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the availability of Remdesivir to NHS hospitals; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Holding answer received on 06 July 2020

Remdesivir has been available to National Health Service patients with COVID-19 as part of clinical trials and, most recently, through the Early Access to Medicines Scheme (EAMS). EAMS aims to give patients with life-threatening or seriously debilitating conditions access to medicines that do not yet have a marketing authorisation where there is a clear unmet medical need. Eligible NHS patients will continue to benefit from treatment with remdesivir and the NHS has sufficient stock of remdesivir for patients who need it.

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