Tocilizumab or atlizumab

  • Tocilizumab, also known as atlizumab, is an immunosuppressant, for treating rheumatoid arthritis and a severe form of arthritis in children. On March 23, 2020, Genentech announced that it was approved by the FDA to conduct a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase III clinical trial (COVACTA) to evaluate intravenous Actemra® (tocilizumab) plus standard of care in hospitalized adult patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia.

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