COVID-19 Products, Services Testing Trials in OC

UCI health officials said last week they have launched a therapeutic clinical trial for COVID-19. Clinicians are testing the efficacy of the antiviral drug remdesivir as a potential therapy for COVID-19. … Dr. Alpesh Amin, chairman of the UCI Department of Medicine and executive director of the UCI Health Hospitalist Program, and infectious disease specialist Lanny Hsieh, MD, are principal investigators at UCI and will oversee the randomized, placebo-controlled trial. … “It is important to know that this is for hospitalized patients with severe symptoms,” UCI said.