tests of the steroid dexamethasone for the treatment of coronavirus conducted by British scientists began a scientific breakthrough, said the Director General of the world organization of health tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus.
according to the statement published by the organization, held in Oxford the study confirmed that the anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone on the 35% reduction in the risk of death in patients with coronavirus, is connected to the ventilator. The mortality rate among patients receiving oxygen, is reduced by 20%.
on Tuesday, the British authorities officially approved dexamethasone for the treatment of coronavirus. The packaging of the drug in Britain costs about 5 pounds (about 440 rubles).
the Ghebreyesus notes that this is the first drug that showed such results. Britain who gave the preliminary results of the study, complete data analysis will be done in the near future.
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