Genentech’s arthritis drug tocilizumab shows promise in Covid-19 trial

29th April 2020 (Last Updated April 29th, 2020 10:55)

Early data from a clinical trial in France has demonstrated encouraging profile of Roche unit Genentech’s rheumatoid arthritis drug tocilizumab (Actemra) to treat seriously ill Covid-19 patients.

The study, which was conducted by the Paris university hospital trust (AP-HP), involved 129 hospitalised patients with moderate or severe viral pneumonia.

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