China’s Kintor Pharmaceutical Secures EUA in Paraguay on Minimal Data

China’s Kintor Pharmaceutical Secures EUA in Paraguay on Minimal Data

Kintor Pharmaceutical Ltd. received an emergency use authorization (EUA) for proxalutamide in the treatment of COVID-19 in Paraguay. There has been a great deal of skepticism over the too-good-to-be-true early results from this drug. There have been some questions over the quality of the data and biases too. Based on only 25 patients, the action seems like paltry data to justify an EUA. As TrialSite has shared, drug manufacturers' press releases always paint the most optimistic picture possible. However, Paraguay is under assault from the Lamba variant with one of the highest new deaths per capita rate (7.83/1m). Therefore, they are desperate. Perhaps this leans more toward a real-world-evidence (RWE) experiment for this therapeutic? The evidence will be apparent over time.

The Drug

Also known as GT-0918, this nonsteroidal antiandrogen (NSAA)—specifically, a selective high-affinity salient antagonist of the androgen receptor (AR) actually developed a subsidiary of Kintor called Suzhou Kintor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for the treatment of COVID-19, prostate cancer, and breast cancer.

The Situation

The nation is also aggressively pursuing a vaccination campaign with recent l...

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