Mexico Will Not Follow FDA’s Approval of Controversial Covid-19 Drug Remdesivir

The FDA approved remdesivir on Thursday, making it the first and only drug approved for the disease in the United States.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexico will not necessarily follow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in approving Gilead Science Inc’s antiviral drug remdesivir for use in COVID-19 patients, a top Mexican health official said on Friday.

Mexico’s health regulator Cofepris has already twice denied approval for the drug with a “non-favorable” opinion, deputy health minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell told his regular nightly news conference.

“We have no mandate . . .

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