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Germany to buy Avigan from Japan to fight coronavirus

Berlin to stockpile millions of doses of Fujifilm's anti-flu drug

Fujifilm-developed Avigan has shown promise as a coronavirus treatment.   © Reuters

FRANKFURT -- The German government will purchase large amounts of the anti-influenza drug Avigan, developed by a unit of Fujifilm Holdings, to treat the new coronavirus, local media reported Thursday.

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