First results from UK's Recovery COVID-19 drug trial expected in early July - (National Post via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Early results from the randomized Recovery trial of drugs to treat COVID-19 patients could be available in early July, as reported in the National Post.

  • The first data from the study, which is testing certain existing drugs, is likely to come from low-dose dexamethasone, said Martin Landray, one of the scientists leading the UK-based study.

  • "There is unlikely to be a single big win" from the trials, which is why the project is testing several existing medicines to see if they might be able to be repurposed to help treat COVID-19, Landray said.

  • Other drugs being tested are hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir-ritonavir, azithromycin and convalescent plasma.

  • The trial has so far enrolled 11,000 patients ranging from one to 109 years of ages at 175 UK hospitals since it was set up in March, according to Landray.

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