Roche’s Acetmra arthritis drug falls short in coronavirus trial
The Italian Medicines Agency (Aifa) authorized the study, which enrolled 126 patients. The drug showed no benefit in terms of entry into intensive care or in terms of survival, Aifa wrote in a statement on Wednesday.
Aifa said it was the first randomized study on the drug internationally for COVID-19.
“In this population of patients in a less advanced stage of disease, the study can be considered important and conclusive, while in more serious patients the results of other studies still underway are expected,” Aifa wrote.
The Italian Acetemra study involved collaboration from 24 medical centers.