China Coronavirus Cases Up Sharply As Pharma Rushes To Aid
Kaletra Finding Off-Label Use
AbbVie’s HIV therapy Kaletra is now being used by the Chinese government to treat coronavirus-infected patients after a respiratory expert endorsed its use, while other pharma companies from Bayer to Innovent are showering support as China battles its worst virus outbreak since the SARS epidemic 17 years ago.
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