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Coronavirus

Japan promises free Avigan to Iran and 40 countries

Doses will generate clinical data to speed research

Avigan is made by a unit of Japan's Fujifilm Holdings. (Photo by Takaki Kashiwabara)

TOKYO -- Japan will provide flu drug and potential coronavirus treatment Avigan free of charge to Iran, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani by phone Tuesday.

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