WorldA vial and syringe are seen in front of a displayed Pfizer logo in this illustration taken Jan 11, 2021. (Photo: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)17 Jun 2021 06:31AMShare this contentBookmarkNEW YORK: Pfizer said on Wednesday (Jun 16) its oral rheumatoid arthritis drug Xeljanz reduced death or respiratory failure in hospitalised COVID-19 patients with pneumonia in Brazil, meeting the study's main goal.
Results of the study, which tested the drug in 289 hospitalised adult patients with the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus, were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.AdvertisementAdvertisementPfizer said the incidence of death or respiratory failure was 18.1 per cent for patients treated with the drug compared to 29 per cent for placebo. Serious adverse events occurred in 20 patients treated with the drug compared to 17 patients on placebo.
Xeljanz, which belongs to a class of drugs called JAK inhibitors and also treats the autoimmune disease ulcerative colitis, has not been approved or authorized for use in any country for the treatment of COVID-19. Read more: CNA »
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