COVID-19 patients in Western New York have been given reason for renewed optimism.

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According to our partners at News 4 Buffalo...

The FDA has given the okay to Roswell Park and the University at Buffalo to test a COVID-19 treatment using an arthritis drug.

The drug reportedly helps fight inflammation in the lungs caused by coronavirus.  This is part of a national study using the anti-inflammatory agent “sarilumab.”

(WIVB-TV)