A container of the anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone is displayed by a pharmacist. Photo: Reuters

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Dexamethasone: the ‘cheap, old, boring’ drug that could be a Covid-19 life saver

  • Researchers have calculated that giving dexamethasone to eight Covid-19 patients who needed mechanical ventilation would prevent one from dying
  • The drug, which has been around since the 1950s and is widely available, could be easily added to the roster of current coronavirus treatments
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A container of the anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone is displayed by a pharmacist. Photo: Reuters
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