Shionogi Hit By Surprise Japan Road Bump For Oral COVID Drug
After months of speculation and anticipation, Shionogi’s once-daily oral antiviral for the treatment of COVID-19 has stumbled after receiving an unexpected preliminary decision on its emergency approval from an advisory committee in Japan.
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