According to federal officials, an independent panel of medical experts said the promising results announced by the company on Monday may have relied on “outdated information.”
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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The first shots could be given as early as Dec. 21, if authorization is granted.
The New York Times reported that the FDA was prepared to issue an emergency use authorization for the treatment last week, but NIH Director Francis Collins and NIAID Director Anthony Fauci intervened, arguing that data were too weak.
The NIAID create the Covid-19 Prevention Trials Network by combining four existing ones, primarily focused on HIV and AIDS, which will continue that work in addition to their new focus on Covid-19.
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The company also said that the Phase III study of the autoimmune disease drug Kevzara that it was running with Sanofi failed to meet either its primary or key secondary endpoints among critically ill Covid-19 patients.