Dexamethasone Shows Potential Of Repurposed Generics Against COVID-19
Repurposing Existing Medicines Is Key Part Of Pandemic Solution, Industry Insists
Positive trial results for dexamethasone in treating COVID-19 patients demonstrate the potential of repurposing existing generic medicines to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
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