Covid-19: Demand for dexamethasone surges as RECOVERY trial publishes preprint

@article{Mahase2020Covid19DF,
  title={Covid-19: Demand for dexamethasone surges as RECOVERY trial publishes preprint},
  author={Elisabeth Mahase},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2020},
  volume={369}
}
Production of dexamethasone must be rapidly ramped up to meet global demand for the drug, the World Health Organization has said.1 The call came as the University of Oxford’s RECOVERY trial published its much anticipated preprint paper2 on the drug’s effect on covid-19. The paper states that the drug cuts deaths in ventilated patients by one third and deaths in other admitted patients receiving oxygen by only one fifth. The headline findings of the trial were reported by the investigators on… Expand

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