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The first drug for the treatment of coronavirus will appear on the Russian market in June, said in an interview with “Komsomolskaya Pravda” chief urologist of the Ministry of health, academician Dmitry Pushkar.
This will cure “Favipiravir”, which was previously used in the treatment of Ebola. In Russia it will be produced under the trade name “Replevin”. According to the doctor, with this drug treatment for coronavirus infection will take no more than a week.
In April it was reported that 17 Russian hospitals on patients with COVID-19 will start clinical tests of Japanese drug against new strains of influenza, “Favipiravir” (also known as “Avigen”), which was successfully used in the fight against Ebola, but was not sold on the market because of negative effects on pregnant women.
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