March 19, 2020 / 11:28 AM / 10 days ago

EU health regulator calls for larger studies on potential COVID-19 treatments

(Reuters) - A committee of the European healthcare regulator urged researchers to prioritise larger studies into potential treatments for COVID-19, as they are most likely to generate conclusive data.

Large multi-centre, multi-arm clinical trials must include all EU countries to enable faster development of a treatment for the disease caused by the coronavirus, the European Medicines Agency's human medicines committee said on Thursday. (

Reporting by Pushkala Aripaka in Bengaluru, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips

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