Avigan has been approved as an anti-influenza drug in Japan but may also have use as a treatment for the coronavirus. Photo: EPAAvigan has been approved as an anti-influenza drug in Japan but may also have use as a treatment for the coronavirus. Photo: EPA
Avigan has been approved as an anti-influenza drug in Japan but may also have use as a treatment for the coronavirus. Photo: EPA

Trials of Japanese anti-flu drug Avigan to begin on Philippine coronavirus patients

  • News follows shipment of 199,000 tablets of the drug from Japan
  • Expert says the testing process could take three to six months

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Avigan has been approved as an anti-influenza drug in Japan but may also have use as a treatment for the coronavirus. Photo: EPAAvigan has been approved as an anti-influenza drug in Japan but may also have use as a treatment for the coronavirus. Photo: EPA
Avigan has been approved as an anti-influenza drug in Japan but may also have use as a treatment for the coronavirus. Photo: EPA
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