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Meds used for hospitalized COVID-19 Patients shifted over 2020

HealthDay News, May 21, 2021

May 21, 2021

Meds used for hospitalized COVID-19 Patients shifted over 2020

In 2020, there were marked shifts in the therapeutics used to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients, according to a research letter published … in JAMA Network Open. Jonathan H. Watanabe, Pharm.D., Ph.D., [UCI professor of clinical pharmacy], … and colleagues measured daily and overall use percentages of potential COVID-19 therapeutic options over the course of 2020 for hospitalized patients. … “To our knowledge, this study represents the first analysis of medication utilization for hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in a large, diverse, statewide health system,” the authors write.