A pharmacist holds a box of dexamethasone tablets in London on Tuesday. Photo: AFP A pharmacist holds a box of dexamethasone tablets in London on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
A pharmacist holds a box of dexamethasone tablets in London on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Dexamethasone can help save lives of very ill patients, British trial into low-cost drug finds

  • Researchers gave the anti-inflammatory drug to some 2,000 hospitalised patients
  • Dexamethasone reduced deaths by one-third for patients on ventilators and one-fifth among patients who were on supplemental oxygen

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A pharmacist holds a box of dexamethasone tablets in London on Tuesday. Photo: AFP A pharmacist holds a box of dexamethasone tablets in London on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
A pharmacist holds a box of dexamethasone tablets in London on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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