Fujifilm May Seek Approval for COVID-19 Drug Next Month

By Kyodo News 24 September 2020

TOKYO—Fujifilm Holdings Corp. said Wednesday it will seek regulatory approval as early as October for the use of its antivirus drug Avigan to treat patients infected with the coronavirus, as clinical tests have shown efficacy in easing symptoms.

According to analysis of data on 156 patients without severe symptoms, Fujifilm found those administered with Avigan show improvement after 11.9 days, shorter than the 14.7 days for those in a placebo group.


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