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Jul 26, 2022 05:50 AM
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China Approves First Homegrown Covid Pill

Genuine applied for approval in early July to sell the antiviral pill as China’s first marketed homegrown oral Covid-19 treatment.
Genuine applied for approval in early July to sell the antiviral pill as China’s first marketed homegrown oral Covid-19 treatment.

(Bloomberg) — China approved its first homegrown Covid antiviral as regulators cleared a medicine from Genuine Biotech that was previously used to treat HIV.

The National Medical Products Administration gave the nod to Azvudine from the Henan-based drug company for adults with normal symptoms under an emergency use authorization, according to a statement issued Monday by the agency.

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