The speed, flexibility and strong risk-benefit ratio of virtual clinical trials could all be highlighted in the assessment of potential Covid-19 treatments, according to industry bosses.

Dr Calvin H Knowlton, chairman and CEO of US healthtech firm TRHC (Tabula Rasa HealthCare), believes the use of new technologies such as AI in predicting medication safety could provide “a win for everyone” by keeping patients healthier and safer — even after the pandemic has subsided.

TRHC recently announced a partnership with Washington-based health plan provider Regence to virtually trial several different Covid-19 drug candidates, and assess the risk of adverse drug events (ADEs) in each.

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