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Russia Says It Already Uses Dexamethasone to Treat Coronavirus Patients

hand with blue glove holds a vial of dexamethasone with other glass bottles and a syringe nearby
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Wednesday, 17 June 2020 07:16 AM

Russia already uses dexamethasone to treat patients with the novel coronavirus, but does not view it as a panacea against COVID-19, the RIA news agency cited Russian health ministry official Sergei Avdeev as saying on Wednesday.

Dexamethasone, a cheap and widely used steroid, has become the first drug shown to be able to save the lives of critically ill COVID-19 patients in what scientists said is a major breakthrough in the coronavirus pandemic.

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