Researchers set to begin clinical trials on coronavirus treatment

Australian researchers are set to begin clinical trials of a potential treatment for COVID-19 – using two existing drugs.

University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research Director and Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Professor David Paterson said the drugs proved highly effective when first used against the virus in test tubes.  

“We’re now ready to begin patient trials with the drugs, one of which is an HIV medication and the other an anti-malaria drug,” Professor Paterson said. 

Please note: Only people who’ve been diagnosed as COVID-19 positive and been admitted to a hospital where the clinical trial will take place can participate.




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