Japan’s Shionogi is seeking approval for oral COVID-19 drug
Japan’s Shionogi is seeking approval for oral COVID-19 drug

Japan’s Shionogi is seeking approval for oral COVID-19 drug

Passengers wearing protective face masks are seen inside a train, in the middle of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tokyo, Japan on February 9, 2022. REUTERS / Issei Kato

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TOKYO, February 25 (Reuters) – Drugmaker Shionogi & Co Ltd (4507.T) has applied for approval to make and sell its oral COVID-19 treatment in Japan, the company said Friday.

Known as S-217622, ​​the drug will be the country’s third antiviral pill approved for coronavirus patients, after those developed by Pfizer Inc. (PFE.N) and Merck & Co (MRK.N). Read more

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Reporting by Rocky Swift; Editing Clarence Fernandez

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