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Top intensive care body advises against Remdesivir for Covid-19 patients

Debate continues to rage in the medical industry about which drugs are best to treat Covid-19 patients

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Reuters  |  BRUSSELS 

By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Antiviral remdesivir should not be used as a routine treatment for COVID-19 patients in critical care wards, the head of one of the world's top bodies representing intensive care doctors said, in a blow to the drug developed by U.S. firm Gilead. Remdesivir, also known as Veklury, and steroid dexamethasone are the only drugs authorised to treat COVID-19 patients across the world. But the largest study on remdesivir's efficacy, run by the World Health Organization (WHO), showed on Oct. 15 it had little or no impact, contradicting ...

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First Published: Fri, November 13 2020. 15:58 IST