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UCI Health clinician Alpesh Amin launches clinical trial to test remdesivir

India West, May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

UCI Health clinician Alpesh Amin launches clinical trial to test remdesivir

UC-Irvine Health clinicians Dr. Alpesh N. Amin and Lanny Hsieh have launched a clinical trial to test the efficacy of the antiviral drug remdesivir as a potential therapy for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus that has reached pandemic levels across the globe. … “There is currently no safe, effective treatment for COVID-19,” Amin, chair of the Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine and executive director, UCI Health Hospitalist Program, said in a UCI press release. “While remdesivir has shown some promise, we need solid clinical data that indicates it improves outcomes for infected patients,” the Indian American researcher added.