Anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine is one of the products to be given to some Irish patients despite poor performance in smaller trials. File photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP via Getty Images

Hundreds of Irish patients are set to to take part in clinical trials on potential new treatments for Covid-19. They will be part of a series of “int(...)

Prof Alistair Nichol, who is leading the trial in Ireland, said ethical clearance was expected to be granted this week. Photograph: Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography

Critically ill Irish patients with Covid-19 in intensive care units (ICU) are to take part in a global clinical trial evaluating potential treatments (...)