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Clinical Trials
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RECOVERY 1 year on: a rare success in the COVID-19 clinical trial landscape

On 23 March, the UK National Health Service’s RECOVERY trial marked its first anniversary. Initially set up to test four possible treatment options in a few thousand hospitalized COVID-19 patients, the platform trial is still going strong. It has now enrolled nearly 40,000 patients — just under 10% of the UK’s hospitalized COVID-19 patient population — into 13 treatment arms.

In a landscape marked by poorly designed and underpowered trials, RECOVERY stands out as a rare bright spot. Its results have demonstrated the benefits of the steroid dexamethasone and the IL-6-targeting antibody tocilizumab, while showing the lack of efficacy for azithromycin, colchicine, convalescent plasma,…

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 RECOVERY 1 year on: a rare success in the COVID-19 clinical trial landscape

Peter Horby, co-lead on the RECOVERY platform trial, discusses the origins, lessons learned and future plans for one of the most informative studies of COVID-19 therapeutics.


A listing of COVID-19 medical research trials actively recruiting patient volunteers. Search for closest city to find more detailed information on a research study in your area. is a resource provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.


COVID-19 and Clinical Trials: The Medidata Perspective


TrialSiteNews was launched to drive more interest and awareness in clinical research, as well as to develop trust and facilitate engagement of researchers and the public. TrialSite started toward the end of 2018, financed solely by the founder, to create a new disruptive force in the world of biomedical research.

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