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New frostbite drug could save Minnesota lives and limbs

Great news for Minnesota lives and limbs this snowy week.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration just approved a treatment - the very first - for severe frostbite. The drug, called iloprost, could save the fingers and toes of adults at risk of amputation.

Every year, the Minnesota Department of Health tracks the health toll of extreme cold. Frostbite sends hundreds of Minnesotans to the hospital each year, even in a relatively mild winter like this one.


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