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Coronavirus breakthrough: Cheap generic steroid dexamethasone saves lives of COVID-19 patients, finds study

Updated : June 17, 2020 07:27 AM IST

In intermediate patients who required oxygen support only, the deaths were reduced by a fifth with the low use of this steroid drug.
When 25 percent oxygen support patients dies on standard care, 20 percent died when on dexamethasone.
According to some estimates India exported Dexamethasone worth of $15.34 million in the year 2019-2020 (April-January).

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