Amsterdam UMC drug seems effective against Corona

June 28, 2021

A scientific breakthrough: Amsterdam UMC researchers may have found a very effective medicine against Corona.

Research shows that the drug Imatinib, usually prescribed for Leukemia and gastric cancer, halves mortality and shortens the stay of Covid patients at the ICU by a week. Imatinib is especially effective in the 20 percent most ill Covid patients. However, further research is needed. Follow-up studies will be done by Amsterdam OLVG, the Erasmus Medical Center, the Dijklander Hospital and by the World Health Organisation in the Remapcap study.

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