Newly announced data from Eli Lilly’s Phase III BLAZE-1 clinical trial show a combination of two of the company’s monoclonal antibodies, bamlanivimab (LY-CoV555) and etesevimab (LY-CoV016), significantly reduced the risk of hospitalization and death in high-risk patients with newly diagnosed coronavirus disease 2019.

There are some questions about how effective Eli Lilly’s antibody neutralizing antibody bamlanivimab (LY-CoV555) will prove to be in the battle against Covid-19 due to labeling limitations.

Additional findings from Biogen’s Phase II LILAC study show the biotech company’s lupus drug candidate BIIB059 is superior to placebo for reducing joint disease activity in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).