The profit motive is the ONLY reason we have so many life-saving drugs. Capitalism works. A company invests capital in the development of new compounds on the if-come that they will work, be approved, and be commercially viable. The only way a company is going to be willing to make those kinds of investments is knowing that they’ll have some protection for a period so as to recoup the amounts invested and make a return to the shareholders whose money they have spent. And yet you people (hear me, Bernie Sanders?) think that, once the compound is developed and is shown to be of value, it can be STOLEN. Same old socialist way of thinking - steal the good ideas and hard work of others. Nonetheless, Gilead has backed off its claim. Now in this particular case, the Feds helped fund the development of Remdesivir, but that is because without that inducement, Gilead would not have taken the risk of getting a return on a speculative investment. That does NOT give the Feds ownership of the developed compound. Go ahead and implement socialism - there will be NO MORE new drugs!