• Opinion: Spike in prescribing dexamethasone to Covid-19 patients may do more harm than good

    24 days ago - By STAT

    Dexamethasone, a potent steroid medication, is in the news as a possible treatment for people with Covid-19.
    A June 2020 press release for the UK-based RECOVERY clinical trial announced that dexamethasone reduced the risk of death in hospitalized Covid-19 patients who needed mechanical ventilation or additional oxygen. The following month, results of the trial were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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