Coronavirus: Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug

A cheap and widely available drug can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with coronavirus. The low-dose steroid treatment dexamethasone is a major breakthrough in the fight against the deadly virus, UK experts say. The drug is part of the world's biggest trial testing existing treatments to see if they also work for coronavirus.

Publisher: BBC News | Author: Michelle Roberts

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drugs, testing, and treatment
DATE PUBLISHED
2020-06-16 (Modified: 2021-09-20)

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