RA drug approved for use in coronavirus cytokine storm

China has approved the use of tocilizumab (Actemra) for people with coronavirus on the basis of its effects against a cytokine storm. The anti-inflammatory bDMARD is already approved in the US for RA and the treatment of severe or life-threatening cytokine release syndrome (CRS) such as in patients receiving CAR T-cell therapy, and now clinicians ...

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