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Philippines Begins Avigan Clinical Trials for COVID-19 Treatment

By Kyodo News 5 August 2020

MANILA—The Philippine government said Tuesday that it has begun clinical trials for Japanese anti-flu drug Avigan to see whether it would be effective in treating COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

The trials come as the Philippines is also conducting clinical trials for remdesivir, used in the treatment of Ebola, as well as interferon, an anti-viral agent, to treat COVID-19 patients.

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