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Greece Approves Drug #Colchicine in the Fight Against #Covid19

Coronavirus, Europe, Greece, Health, Infection, Treatment

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).

https://greece.greekreporter.com/

 

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