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Originator: CMO Messaging

From: CMO Messaging

Issue date: 12-Apr-2021 15:02:36

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Action category: Action

Title: COVID-19 Therapeutic Alert - Inhaled Budesonide for Adults (50 Years and Over) with COVID-19

Broadcast content: The recent announcement of the interim results from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) supported PRINCIPLE trial shows that inhaled budesonide (typically used and licensed in the management of asthma) can reduce the recovery time for COVID-19 positive patients being managed within primary care. This is the first COVID-19 treatment for use in the UK within a community setting.

Additional information: NHS England and NHS Improvement Regional Offices: please cascade this alert to Community Pharmacy.

Alert reference: CEM/CMO/2021/011

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