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UC Hospitals Begin Recruiting For Coronavirus Drug Trials

KPBS (CNS), March 24, 2020

March 24, 2020

UC Hospitals Begin Recruiting For Coronavirus Drug Trials

 Researchers at four University of California Health medical centers — including UC San Diego Health — have begun recruiting participants for a clinical trial to investigate the safety and efficacy of treating adult COVID-19 patients with an antiviral drug that has shown some success against other viruses. … The other medical centers, UC San Francisco, UC Irvine Health and UC Davis Health, will test participants with the drug remdesivir. It has shown activity in animal models and human clinical trials of SARS, MERS, Ebola, Marburg and other viruses