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Remdesivir Compulsory Licensing Is A Dead End For Europe

Possibility Had Been Mooted After US Struck Deal For Gilead Supply

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In the wake of the revelation that the US has secured rights to almost all of Gilead’s remdesivir supplies through September 2020, compulsory licensing had been raised as a possible way for countries to procure versions of the COVID-19 treatment. However, Medicines for Europe has cautioned that the procedure will not be practical to apply in Europe.

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