US FDA Greenlighting Dozens Of New Trials For Coronavirus Therapeutics
In less than three weeks, the number of clinical trials for potential treatments has jumped to 72, according to the FDA’s Coronavirus Treatment Acceleration Program.
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Bob Temple tells the Pink Sheet that many of the drugs that sponsors are bringing forward have “not much evidence” of antiviral properties, “but it's still worth trying.” Jacqueline Corrigan-Curay emphasizes that even as FDA responds to the enormous coronavirus challenge, the agency's other work continues.
“We still try hard to get people to have a control group,” Bob Temple says in an interview. “Not everybody always wants to have a control group. We've been trying hard to do it.”