France – FDA launches online forum for drug repurposing

The FDA has launched what it calls the CURE Drug Repurposing Collaboratory, an online forum for exchanging clinical practice data to identify potential new uses for existing drugs to treat COVID-19. 

The FDA created the program in collaboration with the Critical Path Institute and National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, a part of the National Institutes of Health. The program will use data collected via the CURE ID platform to determine whether existing drugs demonstrate the ability to treat COVID-19. 

The CURE ID platform is a website where clinicians can report novel uses of existing drugs to treat infectious diseases. It makes it easier for clinicians to report real-world experiences in treating COVID-19 patients who are unable to enroll in a clinical trial, according to the FDA…