How Gilead Bought Off the NIH’s Support of Remdesivir

Executive Summary

  • Gilead Science received a monopoly and approval on a useless drug called Remdesivir.
  • How the NIH turned its back on the public interest.


Remdesivir is a drug that is $3120 per dose (for a 5-day treatment) that is ineffective against covid and was never approved by the FDA. This article covers how the only reason it was approved was because of corrupt financial connections between its producer, Gilead Science, the FDA, and the NIH.

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The Corrupt Relations Between Gilead Science and the NIH

Tracing the Financial Ties Between the NIH and Gilead Science

The video very astutely points out that seven members of the NIH panel have financial ties to Remdesivir. The page where this can be verified is at the NIH’s disclosure page here. However, here is a screenshot of the beginning of the page.

Now observe the following panel member’s financial conflicts.

This panel member is a consultant or receives research support from six different pharmaceutical companies. How can this person be allowed to sit on a panel supporting different pharmaceutical funding for covid if they are essentially on the payroll of six pharmaceutical companies? 

The quid pro quo here is apparent. Gilead Science pays off members of the NIH panel on covid to promote Remdesivir (which is ineffective and has high adverse reactions) and then suppress Ivermectin. The public is entirely unaware of this.

The lack of articles shown in Google is bizarre. There is essentially the NIH disclosure page in Google’s search results, and that is about it. So I decided to check some other search engines.

Bing (even though it is owned by Microsoft, which is connected to Bill Gates) had plenty of search results on this topic.

As did and does the search engine Duck Duck Go.

This illustrates enormous censorship on the part of Google. Google has been censoring YouTube for several years, but their censorship has also extended to their search engine results, where they effectively create a parallel reality. And it is not just a few results. There are pages of results for my query returned from the other search engines. Google had to methodically scrub a huge number of search results and eliminate any article on the topic. 

Here is the list of all the people on the NIH covid advisory board (that is, which determines who receives US government funding)

Rajesh Gandhi is on the advisory board of Gilead Sciences.

David Glidden is a consultant for Gilead Sciences.

Adaora Adimora is a consultant for Gilead Sciences and received research support from Gilead Sciences.

Eric Daar is a consultant for Gilead Sciences and recieves research support from Gilead Sciences.

Judith Aberg received research support from Gilead Sciences.

Jason Baker received research support from Gilead Sciences.

Susanna Naggie received research support from Gilead Sciences.

Pablo Tebas received research support from Gilead Sciences.

Roger Bedimo received an honoraria from Gilead Sciences. – Eclassfile

The History of Not Disclosing Financial Conflicts at the NIH and FDA

This example of Gilead Science is part of a pattern on the part of both the FDA and NIH to sell out the public interest and for the senior officers to use their positions at the FDA and NIH to become wealthy. For many years the NIH board members did not even bother with any disclosure of any kind. This is explained in the following quotation.

The NIH has been criticized before for not disclosing conflicts of interest (BMJ 2004;329: 10 [Google Scholar]). Five years ago, just before leaving office, Donna Shalala, then secretary of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, issued a requirement that scientists disclose their financial interests. But nothing happened until the Associated Press’s investigations. – NCBI

Clear Evidence of Suppression of Ivermectin’s Efficacy Versus Covid

A significant part of the program on Remdesivir has been to suppress the effectiveness of Ivermectin. I never found some of the information in this video, even though I had been extensively analyzing covid before it was presented in this video. There is no other way to explain this except by suppression. The NIH, FDA, CDC, WHO, the establishment media, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Big Tech were all part of this suppression.

Without these entities performing the suppression, this story would have broken out and could not have been stopped. The single thread that goes through all of these entities is pharmaceutical corruption. 

Complaint Media

The pharmaceutical industry needs to have compliant media. And the NIH releases information through these compliant sources. The following quotes from the website StatNews are a perfect example of this.

government-run study of Gilead’s remdesivir, perhaps the most closely watched experimental drug to treat the novel coronavirus, showed that the medicine is effective against Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus.

In a statement on Wednesday, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is conducting the study, said preliminary data show patients who received remdesivir recovered faster than similar patients who received placebo.

The finding — although difficult to fully characterize without full, detailed data for the study — would represent the first treatment shown to improve outcomes in patients infected with the virus that put the global economy in a standstill and killed at least 218,000 people worldwide. – StatNews

Why is the NIH releasing information without completing the study?