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University of Minnesota COVID-19 study reveals benefits of metformin, not ivermectin | app

MINNEAPOLIS — COVID-19 patients were less likely to die or need hospital care if they took the common diabetes drug metformin, according to a long-awaited University of Minnesota study, but not if they took ivermectin.

The results of the ambitious remote clinical trial could point doctors towards off-label use of a cheap and available drug for the treatment of COVID-19 – but not the one that has attracted the most public attention. The findings were presented at a national online conference on Friday ahead of their publication in a medical journal.

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