The FDA's new app for frontline doctors could help discover Covid-19 treatments faster

A new app developed by the FDA enables doctors to spend a few minutes submitting case reports about how they've treated unique patients.

(CNN)In the trenches of the fight against coronavirus, Dr. Raghav Tirupathi often has little time to think and no textbook to follow while treating patients with Covid-19.

That's why the infectious disease specialist in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, finds himself increasingly turning for guidance to Cure ID, an app developed by the US Food and Drug Administration enabling doctors to consult with each other across hospitals, academic disciplines and international borders.