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About a dozen approved drugs could be effective against COVID-19: study

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47 compounds in cell cultures were found to have the desired effect, at least 10 of which are already in approved drugs or being studied for diverse conditions

At least 10 different drug compounds – that range from cancer therapies to antipsychotics and antihistamines – may be effective in the prevention of multiplication of the new coronavirus in the body, suggested a multidisciplinary study by a team of scientists in the United States and France.

The human proteins that the virus interacts with inside the body as it infects cells and multiplies, were mapped. Investigators looked for compounds that could block the virus from using those proteins.

47 compounds in cell cultures were found to have the desired effect, at least 10 of which are already in approved drugs or being studied for diverse conditions. These could be repurposed against COVID-19.

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