Minor knowledge of Avigan
There is a lot of talk about a drug called Avigan. Its generic name is Favipiravir. Its original patent is to Fujifilm. They have a medical research institute called Fuji Toyama. They mainly study radiopharmaceutical / radioactive drugs, cancer, nervous system, and infectious diseases.
They made Favipiravir in 2012-2013, which is shown to work against several viruses in animal body testing. Such as the flu, West Nile virus, Yellow Fever virus, Zika virus, Rift Valley fever virus and foot and mouth disease.
The US FDA conducted its Phase III clinical trial in the year 2013. There was evidence that it works against the flu but the drug has not been marketed. What is the reason?
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