• Japanese anti-flu drug ‘clearly effective’ in treating coronavirus: China

    Japanese anti-flu drug ‘clearly effective’ in treating coronavirus: China

    Published Date : 18-Mar-2020 4:14:44 IST

    Chinese authorities said that the anti-flu drug Avigan developed in Japan has been “clearly effective” in helping coronavirus patients recover. In a clinical trial involving 80 participants, patients who were given the drug, also known as Favipiravir, showed greater chest improvement and turned negative for the virus in less time, as compared to the participants who weren’t given the drug.

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