Sanjay Sethi

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for use in the treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Remdesivir's road to approval was paved by numerous institutions researching the drug, including the University at Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

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There is some excitement among doctors treating COVID-19 because new medical research has found a standard drug can be used to treat patients who are breathing through a ventilator, perhaps the most lethal stage of the disease.