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Coronavirus

Remdesivir approved as Japan's first coronavirus treatment

Step comes on heels of US authorization last week

Japan approved the use of remdesivir as a treatment for COVID-19 using an expedited process.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese health authorities on Thursday approved remdesivir for use against the novel coronavirus, piggybacking on the antiviral drug's U.S. authorization in order to accelerate the process.

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