U.S. Drugmakers sending antivirals to China for coronavirus
US Pharmaceutical companies are sending antiviral drugs to China for helping them to fight against coronavirus outbreak, reported by Wall Street Journal.
Abbvie and J&J are involved in import of Anti HIV medicines to China. Also, Gilead Sciences is exploring for opportunity if it should send antiviral therapy.
AbbVie, which is based in the Chicago suburbs, donated about $2 million worth of Kaletra doses as an “experimental option” in response to a request by Chinese health authorities, a company spokeswoman said. She added that China, not AbbVie, is leading testing of the therapy for treating coronavirus.
In guidance published by Chinese government said that there is no effective anti-virus medicine but suggested taking two lopinavir/ritonavir pills and inhaling a dose of nebulized alpha-interferon twice a day.