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Worldwide demand for the steroid drug dexamethasone has surged since a UK-based study last week found that it could help reduce the risk of death among hospitalized Covid-19 patients requiring ventilation or oxygen, according to the World Health Organization.
“Demand has already surged, following the trial results showing dexamethasone’s clear benefit,” WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a news briefing in Geneva today.
When the preliminary study results were announced last week, WHO said that it welcomed the clinical trial results. The findings are still being compiled and have not published in a peer-reviewed journal.
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[Original Source: CNN]