UK investing in 3 clinical trials to find a cure against COVID-19
Category: #health  By Pankaj Singh  Date: 2020-05-07
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UK investing in 3 clinical trials to find a cure against COVID-19

While numerous countries are currently working to find a cure for the COVID-19 outbreak, no drug trial has been able to clinically prove that it can treat the coronavirus yet. To further help this global mission of finding a cure, the UK Government has reportedly announced that it is funding three major clinical trials across the nation.

Reports cite that all three trials are assessing drugs other than remdesivir, which has already gone through clinical trials conducted by the United States and China.

Among the three trials, the clinical study conducted by researchers at Oxford University, in collaboration with UK hospital doctors, named the Recovery trial, is presently the largest clinical trial in the world that is looking for potential treatment options. The clinical trial is testing numerous drugs on pre-critical adult coronavirus patients that have been hospitalized in the UK.

Now underway with over 9,000 coronavirus adult patients across more than 130 NHS hospitals, researchers are testing if any new or existing drug, a combination of tablets and injections, could help those patients tackle this disease. Outcomes on whether the treatments are effective and safe are scheduled to arrive in five to seven weeks, which would potentially benefit millions of coronavirus patients across the world.

A senior government advisor of the United Kingdom government stated that Recovery is a key trial that is similar in design and concept to that of the WHO’s ‘Solidarity’ international clinical study to treat coronavirus patients, except remdesivir is not a part of it.

Apart from this key trial, other UK trials include Principle trial and the Remap-Cap trial. Principle trial is also being conducted by the Oxford University for people above the age of 65 and 50 having underlying health issues and are also showing COVID-19 symptoms. Meanwhile, the Remap-Cap trial is also being conducted in 12 other nations, and is particularly focused on critically sick COVID-19 patients that are in ICUs.

 

Source credit: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/uk/uk-is-funding-three-major-covid-19-clinical-trials-in-race-for-cure/articleshow/75585618.cms

 

 



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