Greece approves drug Colchicine in the fight Against Covid-19

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Greece approved colchicine, an inexpensive medicine for heart diseases, to be included in the protocol of oral treatments for patients with Covid-19.

The committee of experts of the health ministry gave the “green light” after the positive results of a large Canadian study in which Greece participated.

The study showed that the administration of colchicine to Covid-19 patients “reduced mortality by 44%, hospitalization by 25% and the need for intubation by 50%,” professor of cardiology Spyros Deftereos, who coordinated the study in Greece told Athens-Macedonia News Agency (AMNA).


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** This post was originally published on January 25, 2021 **