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Atrium Health Helps Pave Path Toward Clinical Research as a Care Option Targeting COVID-19 with Three New Clinical Trials Offering Outpatient Hope

Atrium Health, formerly the Carolinas HealthCare System, has been active on multiple fronts battling COVID-19. The nonprofit network of over 40 hospitals and over 900 care locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia have also emerged as a leading player...

Volunteer in the AstraZeneca AZD1222 Clinical Trial Dies in Brazil, However, Reports are Death Not Connected to Oxford Vaccine: Trial Apparently to Proceed

Shares of AstraZeneca’s stock declined as a volunteer participating in the Phase 3 clinical trial in Brazil died, reports Brazil’s food and drug regulator Anvisa. According to Reuters’ reports, the national coordinator of the study, the Federal University of Sao...

POTUS Accuses FDA of “Politics” In Vaccine-Approval Process, But FDA’s Mandate is a Political Decision to Remain The Gold Standard for Safety

On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump suggested that the recent initiative by the FDA to tighten-up COVID-19 vaccine guidelines was politically-motivated. More specifically, POTUS declared, “That sounds like a political move.” With an imminent election,...

U.S. Army Medical Research and Development (USAMRDC) Develops COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate (SpFN) Now in Clinical Trials

U.S. Army Medical Research and Development (USAMRDC) announce the commencement of Phase 1 clinical trials soon for a novel vaccine designed to take on SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the pandemic. First delivered via a press release on Oct. 14, Dr. Kayvon Modjarrad,...

NIAID ACTIV-3 Study Investigating LY-CoV555 & Remdesivir Placed on Pause: Drug Safety Monitoring Board Move Based on Safety Concern

The ACTIV-3 clinical trial, funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and a large group of collaborators, has been paused due to possible safety issues observed by the independent data safety monitoring board (DSMB). This federally...

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