Researchers shutter 2 Covid-19 studies as monitors flag Eli Lilly antibodies as a flop for pneumonia, hospitalized patients — but EUA hunt continues
Two weeks after the safety data monitoring group advised researchers to hit the hold button on a clinical trial of Eli Lilly’s antibody bamlanivimab (LYCoV55) for patients hospitalized with Covid-19, the trial overseers are back with fresh directions to shutter the study after losing faith that the drug could help this group of patients.
The monitors concluded, however, that there were no safety issues involved, which will likely encourage continued belief that Lilly can still nail down an emergency marketing application for less-sick patients.
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