Bayer Partners With US Gov, Donates 3 Million Tablets of Drug Said to Combat Coronavirus
Bayer is partnering with the United States Government to help combat the coronavirus with a donation of 3 million tablets of the drug Resochin which has shown some potential in combating the deadly disease.
Bayer created the drug Resochin in 1934 to help with the prevention and treatment of malaria. The drug is also known to have broad spectrum antiviral properties and has an effect on the body’s immune system response.
In initial studies of the drug in China for the treatment of the coronavirus it has shown to be effective.
While the drug is not currently approved in the United States, Bayer is working with the appropriate agencies for Emergency Use Authorization to help treat those who are infected with the coronavirus.
President Trump did say in the Coronavirus new conference update on Thursday that this is one of the drugs that is being looked at by the FDA for immediate approval to treat the potentially fatal disease.
Bayer is working closely with the White House, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Food & Drug Administration to provide any assistance necessary to help move the approval of the drug along.
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