A Rutgers University expert who is leading a series of Remdesivir trials for people with COVID-19 is available to discuss the drug as a possible treatment as well as preliminary positive results from the trials.
“As seen in a news release from the NIH and as part of the ongoing international study with Gilead, our experience with the 90 patients enrolled in our clinical trial in New Jersey makes us optimistic about the drug’s ability to have a positive impact for patients with COVID 19, said Ronald G. Nahass, a clinical professor at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, president of ID Care and principal investigator for a series of Remdesivir trials for patients with COVID-19 in Central New Jersey. “We’re hoping the national analysis demonstrates that the drug is effective and safe, so the FDA can rapidly approve it and make it widely available through an emergency use authorization.”
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