WHO Recommends Two New Drugs to Treat Patients with COVID-19   Top story

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An employee works on the Production Line of a COVID-19 Vaccine in India ©UNICEF/ Dhiraj Singh

An employee works on the Production Line of a COVID-19 Vaccine in India

In short
The first drug, baricitinib, is a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor- a class of drugs used to treat autoimmune conditions, blood and bone marrow cancers, and rheumatoid arthritis. According to the WHO Guideline Development Group, it is strongly recommended for patients with severe or critical disease in combination with corticosteroids.

 

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