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Cipla sees opportunity for its anti-HIV drug as coronavirus toll nears 500

Doctors are scrambling for a potent treatment for the virus, which is spreading fast and has no vaccines available yet

Sohini Das  |  Mumbai 

With anti-HIV drugs being considered a possible line of treatment for the novel coronavirus that is spreading across the globe, companies like Cipla, which makes a particular anti-HIV drug combination, see an opportunity. “Within the next few weeks or so, if scientific data shows that the two antiretrovial medications — lopinavir and ritonavir — can be used effectively to tackle coronavirus, we do see an opportunity there.

We have already given donations (free samples) of the drug to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and also the Indian government," said Kedar ...

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First Published: Thu, February 06 2020. 02:16 IST
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