Japan picks three COVID-19 drug candidates to get research funds

by Reuters
Tuesday, 7 September 2021 05:44 GMT

TOKYO, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Japan has selected three candidates for COVID-19 treatments to receive subsidies for clinical trials, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

The drugs are AstraZeneca Plc's antibody treatment AZD7442, Shionogi & Co's protease inhibitor S-217622, and Fujifilm Holding Corp's antiviral favipiravir, known commercially as Avigan. (Reporting by Rocky Swift; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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