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Avigan maker Fujifilm faces China military risk to patent

Approval doubts threaten health care ambitions of Japanese company

The Japanese health ministry is currently weighing approval of Avigan as a COVID-19 treatment. (Source photos by Tomoki Mera and Takaki Kashiwabara) 

TOKYO -- Fujifilm Holdings has warned the Japanese government that a research arm of the Chinese military may claim intellectual property rights over the anti-flu drug Avigan as a COVID-19 treatment.

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