DGCI gives approval for clinical trials of Colchicine

DGCI gives approval for clinical trials of Colchicine

DGCI gives approval for clinical trials of Colchicine

On Saturday the DGCI gave regulatory approval for clinical trials of colchicine to the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Laxai Life Sciences Private Limited.

"The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Laxai Life Sciences Pvt Ltd Hyderabad have been given the regulatory approval by DCGI to undertake a two-arm phase-II clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of the drug Colchicine in the improvement of clinical outcomes during the treatment of COVID-19 patients,” CSIR said in a statement. 

This drug claims to be very effective in the treatment of covid patients with cardiac comorbidities. The trials are about to end within 8 to 10 weeks and the current status stands set enrollment of multiple people from different sites across India for the phase 3 trial, according to the CEO of Laxai life sciences private limited. The partners conducting the trials are the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad and CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), Jammu.

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