Scientists look to drugs already in development to combat COVID-19
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Researchers at the Emory Institute for Drug Development in Atlanta think an antiviral drug they’ve been working on for years, EIDD-2801, could be an effective treatment for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. In the face of a public health emergency like this one, scientists often look to drugs already in development for possible solutions. That’s often much quicker and cheaper than making a drug from scratch, which can take years and cost hundreds of millions of dollars.
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