Coronavirus medicine: An arthritis drug could be the answer
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A decade-old drug used to treat inflammation in arthritis patients could be the answer to the world's fears of the coronavirus.

The Chinese government approved Swiss drugmaker Roche's anti-inflammation drug Actemra to treat deadly coronavirus in which over 95,000 people have been infected and over 3,200 have died worldwide.

The Swiss drugmaker donated nearly $2 million worth of Actemra to China, its local operations said in a blog post on Monday. According to reports, 14 serious and critically ill patients treated with existing medicines at a hospital affiliated with the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) showed positive results.

Currently, there is no published clinical trial data on the drug's safety or efficacy against the virus.

Source: https://www.deccanherald.com/national/actemra-the-drug-that-could-be-the-answer-to-coronavirus-cure-810817.html
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