Eli Lilly has announced plans to conduct a clinical trial of rheumatoid arthritis drug baricitinib (Olumiant) for the treatment of patients with Covid-19.

The company signed an agreement with the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to add a baricitinib arm in NIAID’s Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial.

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