Cheap amoebic dysentery drug ‘promising’

A cheap drug, which is already prescribed for arthritis, could fight amoebic dysentery, according to researchers in the US

They were testing old drugs to see if any killed the dysentery bug.

Tests on animals, published in Nature Medicine, showed that auranofin was 10 times more effective than the best drug currently available.

Further studies will be needed in humans, but researchers say it holds great promise — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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