Four Clinical Trials have been authorized in Mexico of pharmaceutical products to eventually treat COVID-19

March 31, 2020, the Vice Secretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, in an official press conference, announced that the Federal Commission Against Sanitary Risks, COFEPRIS, the Mexican sanitary regulatory agency, has approved four clinical trials in relation to products to treat COVID-19:

  • Remdesivir.
  • Tocilizumab.
  • Hydroxycloriquine.
  • Chloroquine and azithromycin.

Even though these products have been used in other countries to treat COVID-19, hence, it may indicate that they are safe to treat this disease, the Mexican sanitary authorities consider that safety and efficacy of these products should be verified to treat COVID-19 and also to follow international standards to preserve biosecurity, qualitative and ethical research and to protect human beings.

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