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Study finds Remdesivir has little or no effect on mortality of hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 8:35 AM CDT
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(CNN) - The drug Remdesivir has little or no effect on mortality for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, according to the World Health Organization.

A new study by the U.N. agency also shows the anti-viral doesn’t seem to help patients recover faster.

Remdesivir was the only drug with an emergency use authorization for COVID-19 form the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

A previous controlled study in the U.S. found that it shortened recovery time about a third in severely ill, hospitalized adults.

The WHO also studied three other drugs, Hydroxychloroquine, Lopinavir-Ritonavir, and Interferon.

None of them helped patients live any longer or recover faster, the agency said.

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