Tag Archives: Trials

Beyond politics, gold-standard COVID-19 trials test malaria drug taken by Trump

(Reuters) – In the fight against COVID-19, the decades-old anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine has become a political football, with U.S. President Donald Trump personally taking it and hailing it as a “game changer,” to the derision of critics. FILE PHOTO: Researcher Cody Hoffmann checks the results of an automated liquid handler as researchers begin a trial… Read More »

Many people living with HIV unwilling to interrupt treatment for prolonged periods during HIV cure trials

A study assessing the opinions of people living with HIV and their healthcare providers about analytic treatment interruptions (ATIs) has found that patients had limited understanding of how ATIs are usually conducted in HIV cure studies. These findings are reported by Dr Jillian Lau and colleagues in AIDS Research and Retroviruses. Treatment interruptions pose potential… Read More »

ANOTHER Alzheimer's drug fails: Trials of an experimental treatment cancelled two years early

ANOTHER Alzheimer’s drug fails: Trials of a highly-anticipated experimental treatment cancelled two years early Drugmaker Roche has cancelled two clinical trials of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug, crenezumab  The pair of trials join over 100 failed Alzheimer’s trials  Crenezumab was thought to target harmful protein plaques in the brains of early-stage dementia sufferers But the patients’… Read More »