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Azithromycin, RECOVERY, and the power of large, simple trials


One of the many challenges for clinical trials during a pandemic such as COVID-19 is the need to provide reliable and clear answers rapidly. High-quality, adequately powered, simple randomised clinical trials have been crucial in advancing knowledge of potential treatments for COVID-19.

  • Califf RM
  • Curtis LH
  • Harrington RA
  • Hernandez AF
  • Peterson ED
Generating evidence for therapeutic effects: the need for well-conducted randomized trials.