Lagos enlists 600 patients for chloroquine clinical trials

Lagos enlists 600 patients for chloroquine clinical trials

Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, has said that the state had enlisted 600 patients for the planned chloroquine c

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Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, has said that the state had enlisted 600 patients for the planned chloroquine clinical trials, ThePunch is reporting.

Omotoso said an independent board, which would be inaugurated, would monitor the process and give necessary advice to the state government on the progress of the trial.

Omotoso said, “In summary, we will be looking at about 600 patients. The trial will go on till we recruit the required number. There will be an independent Data and Safety Board. The board can advise that study be discontinued if the statistical evidence of the usefulness of a drug is overwhelming and in which case it becomes unethical to withhold it from other groups.”