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NIH Closes Enrollment in Trial Comparing Covid-19 Treatments

April 14, 2021, 9:26 PM

The NIAID-sponsored trial aimed to determine which of two drug combinations—baricitinib plus remdesivir or dexamethasone plus remdesivir—was more effective.

  • Enrollment has closed because the study met pre-defined futility criteria indicating that neither treatment regimen studied is likely significantly better than the other
  • Remdesivir is developed by Gilead Sciences; Baricitinib is discovered by Incyte and licensed to Eli Lilly; Dexamethasone is a generic drug

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Chakradhar Adusumilli at cadusumilli@bloomberg.net

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