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A federal government-sponsored clinical trial that is testing an antibody treatment for Covid-19 developed by Eli Lilly (LLY) has been paused because of a “potential safety concern,” STAT writes. However, the National Institutes of Health did not indicate whether it was the treatment group or the placebo group that may have crossed a safety threshold. The trial was designed to test the benefits of the drug on hundreds of hospitalized Covid-19 patients, compared with a placebo.

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