New information released by GlobalData showed that there are now more than 718 pipeline drugs associated with COVID-19.

According to the World Health Organization and, there are 1,114 ongoing clinical studies of treatments for COVID-19. A GlobalData analysis indicates that 21 of the trials have reported interim results, with 16 showing positive early results.

Expectations that a vaccine against COVID-19 will be available within a year’s time are mixed, based on recent surveys conducted by BioSpace, as well as the analytics company GlobalData.

There were as many billion-dollar brands in 2017 as there have been in any other calendar year despite the cratering effects of massive patent cliffs in 2012 and 2015.