Enrollment for Eli Lilly’s late-stage trial of its monoclonal antibody treatment is being put on hold over potential safety concerns following a recommendation from U.S. health regulators.
“Safety is of the utmost importance to Lilly,” an Eli Lilly spokesperson told FOX Business in a statement Tuesday. “We are aware that, out of an abundance of caution, the ACTIV-3 independent data safety monitoring board (DSMB) has recommended a pause in enrollment.”
The trial is used to test the safety and efficacy of Eli Lilly’s antibody treatment for hospitalized patients battling COVID-19, and is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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