Coronavirus China city Wuhan, China vaccine doctor patient Coronavirus China city Wuhan, China

'Dirt cheap' 3p diabetes pill could be the answer to treating coronavirus, doctors say

A 'dirt cheap' diabetes medication could be the answer to effectively treating coronavirus, researchers believe. Metformin, sold as Glucophage, costs around 3p a pill, with some doctors in China's Wuhan, where the pandemic started, hailing it a 'wonder drug' after studies show it reduces the body's inflammatory response.

Inflammation is one of the key causes of death for those with the killer bug, with the drug, given to type 2 diabetics since the 1950s, potentially crucial while a vaccine is developed.

All news from

The website is not a news writer, but just an aggregator. The site publishes announcements of the materials taken from the open sources. The news source is indicated at the beginning and at the end of the announcement. As a part of the fight against fakes, you can send a complaint on the news, and we will consider your complaint as soon as possible.

Related News

Breaking news
Lawmakers vote closes down Philippines' largest TV network
Guelph, Ont. long-term care worker tests positive for coronavirus
(VIDEO) Ex-OIC of the PNB obstructs the duties of a photo-journalist