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Japan to supply Avigan to 43 countries for free

02.05.2020 140 просмотров

Japan will begin free delivery of Avigan (Favipiravir or Favilavir) to 43 countries around the world.

The drug is considered a promising agent for the treatment of a new type of SARS. Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi made such a statement at a press conference in Tokyo.

"In the course of telephone conversations with the foreign ministers of each country, it turned out that there is a lot of interest in Avigan. We have received requests for the delivery of Avigan." from almost 80 countries through diplomatic channels.To date, we have agreed on delivery details with 43 countries.But we will be able to start delivery soon after the weekend.As for the quantity, since we are talking about clinical trials, a quantity will be sent to each country, enough to treat 20 people, a maximum of 100,” RIA Novosti quotes the minister as saying.

They developed the drug 6 years ago for the treatment of influenza, but after finding side effects for the development of the fetus, they abandoned mass use. "Avigana" was included in the list of drugs, the treatment of which is possible by special order of the government if all other drugs do not work.

Meanwhile, Chinese doctors have found its effectiveness in the treatment of pneumonia caused by a new type of coronavirus infection.< br>
In March in Japan, it was decided to start clinical trials on 80 patients infected with a new type of coronavirus, with mild symptoms and no symptoms. Avigan is now enough to treat two million people in Japan.

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