Big Pharma is eager to cash in on the coronavirus crisis. But so far, few of their products have proven useful in treating COVID-19.
The antiviral drug remdesivir, the steroid medication dexamethasone, and monoclonal antibodies have helped some patients. But these drugs are far from cures. In many patients, they just don’t work. In others, the side effects are so bad that patients have to stop using them.