A clinical trial in hospitalised COVID-19 patients has demonstrated that baricitinib and remdesivir reduce time to recovery.
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The WHO group concluded there is currently no evidence that remdesivir improves survival when reviewing data from 7000 hospitalised COVID-19 patients.
The FDA has issued an Emergency Use Authorization for baricitinib in combination with remdesivir to treat COVID-19 in hospitalised patients.
The DSRU said that global collaboration would be required to successfully expedite the necessary safety and efficacy evaluations for repurposed drugs to be used in COVID-19 patients.
The first patient has been dosed with Quellor in a Phase II clinical trial, evaluating the drug for the treatment of pulmonary complications from COVID-19.
After remdesivir showed little effect against COVID-19 in the SOLIDARITY trial, a new report has suggested this is due to the structure of the study.
The impact of COVID-19 is wide-reaching with disruptions to supply chains likely to continue over the coming years. In this article, Dave Elder discusses the effect of the pandemic on the supply and demand of critical medicines and what this means for pharma supply chains.
WHO has said that remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir and interferon had little or no effect when treating hospitalised patients with COVID-19.
The adaptive ACTIV-5/BET study will test two monoclonal antibody therapies in hospitalised COVID-19 patients to establish if they warrant larger clinical trials.
The ITAC trial will establish if adding hyperimmune intravenous immunoglobulin (hIVIG) to a remdesivir regimen can improve hospitalised COVID-19 patient outcomes.
The FDA has expanded the Emergency Use Authorisation for Veklury (remdesivir) to treat all hospitalised patients with COVID-19.
Pfizer is to manufacture and supply the investigational COVID-19 treatment remdesivir for Gilead Sciences at one of its facilities.
Regulatory bodies in India are tracking the cost of remdesivir and favipiravir amid the COVID-19 pandemic but should consider price caps, a report has suggested.