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- Global cases: More than 679,000
- Global deaths: At least 31,000
- United States cases: At least 124,600
- United States deaths: At least 2,100
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
8:51 am: Relief Therapeutics, NeuroRx get FDA nod to start coronavirus trial
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has authorized the start of a mid-stage trial by U.S.-Israeli NeuroRx and Relief Therapeutics for the use of Aviptadil to treat Acute Respiratory Distress in coronavirus patients.
The companies said they are recruiting study sites and pharmacies to begin a phase 2 trial. The FDA issued a “study may proceed” letter 24 hours after their investigational new drug application.
Aviptadil is a patented form of Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide that has previously shown promise in treating Acute…