The Story of Dexamethasone

The Story of Dexamethasone

On June 16th, 2020, a team at Oxford University announced that their RECOVERY trials had revealed that a daily treatment of 6 mg of dexamethasone (Decadron, 1) lowered the fatality rate of ventilated COVID-19 patients by up to one third! This was a randomized,...
Genesis of Remdesivir

Genesis of Remdesivir

Gileadʹs antiviral drug remdesivir (Veklury) was approved by the FDA on May 1, 2020 for emergency use in coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) patients after a one-day review. It took the Japanese government much longer to give the nod, seven days, before granting its...