International – WHO to test three more potential COVID-19 treatments

Several such trials are ongoing, including the RECOVERY trial in the UK and the Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) in the US.

The biggest is the World Health Organization’s Solidarity trial, which is now being expanded. Solidarity PLUS will test three more potential treatments in a trial that will involve thousands of researchers in over 600 hospitals in 52 countries, 16 more countries than the first phase of trials.

The drugs – artesunate, imatinib and infliximab – were selected by an independent expert panel for their potential in reducing the risk of death in hospitalised COVID-19 patients…