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Data show panic and disorganization dominate the study of Covid-19 drugs – STAT (Matthew Herper | July 2020)

 


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In a gigantic feat of scientific ambition, researchers have designed a staggering 1,200 clinical trials aimed at testing treatment and prevention strategies against Covid-19 since the start of January. But a new STAT analysis shows the effort has been marked by disorder and disorganization, with huge financial resources wasted.

The analysis, conducted in partnership with Applied XL, a Newlab Venture Studio company, found that one in every six trials was designed to study the malaria drugs hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, which have been shown to have no benefit in hospitalized patients.

“If the goal was to optimize the likelihood of figuring out the best treatment options, the system is off course,” said Robert Califf, the head of clinical policy and strategy at Verily Life Sciences and Google Health and a former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.  The findings show, he said, that too often studies are too small to answer questions, lack real control groups, and put too much emphasis on a few potenti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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