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AdventHealth Sees Promise in Repurposed Drugs to Treat the Most Severe Cases of COVID-19

Medications Previously Used to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ebola are Showing Promise

 

Last updated 4/22/2020 at 10:51am

Adventhealth.com

As physicians face rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, they're trying innovative new solutions - such as repurposing existing drugs to target the deadly virus.

At AdventHealth, two such treatments are now being deployed to treat the most seriously ill COVID patients: remdesivir and sarilumab. To receive these medications, patients must be in the intensive care unit and receiving oxygen support. The hospital group owns 10 hospitals in Central Florida, including AdventHealth Lake Wales.

Given the urgency of the COVID-19 outbreak, the FDA is allowing hospitals to deploy the drugs outside of thei...



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