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Fujifilm Launches Avigan Trial with Completion Eyed in June; Sanofi Too to Test Kevzara in Japan

April 1, 2020
Fujifilm Toyama Chemical officially announced the launch of a Japanese PIII clinical trial for its anti-flu drug Avigan (favipiravir) on March 31 for the treatment of the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19, aiming to enroll some 100 patients and complete the…

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