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Oct 17, 2020
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The head of the WHO called an effective remedy for COVID-19

The only drug shown to be effective against COVID-19 in patients with severe illness is dexamethasone.

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced this during a press conference, RIA Novosti reports.

He recalled that earlier the organization had concluded that it was necessary to stop trials of hydroxychloroquine, and in July announced that patients would no longer receive lopinavir and ritonavir.

According to the head of WHO, the interim results of a large-scale study also showed that remdesivir and interferon had little effect on reducing mortality or shortening the length of hospital stay.

Recall that in September, the Russian Ministry of Health authorized the outpatient use of two domestic drugs for coronavirus infection with the international non-proprietary name Favipiravir - Coronavir and Areplivir. Before that, they were used only for treatment in hospitals strictly under the supervision of a doctor.

The ministry also registered the maximum selling prices for drugs against COVID-19.

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