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COVID-19 – Chloroquine Included As Cure For The Deadly Virus

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Multinational and local drugmakers are speeding up manufacturing and supply of chloroquine phosphate after the anti-malarial drug was included in the latest version of treatment guidelines for novel coronavirus pneumonia by the National Health Commission.

The commission on Wednesday issued the sixth version of its diagnosis and treatment plan for the novel coronavirus to include treatment measures such as chemical drugs and traditional Chinese herbal injections.

According to a Shanghai online news platform, Shine, more than 100 patients have been included in clinical trials in a dozen hospitals in Beijing and Guangdong and Hunan provinces, according to Sun Yanrong, deputy head of the China National Center for Biotechnology Development under the Ministry of Science and Technology.

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Bayer said its has expedited supply and transportation of 300,000 tablets of Resochin (chloroquine phosphate) from one of its subsidiaries in Pakistan after receiving a request from the Guangdong provincial government.

The first batch of Resochin was prepared and delivered within 24 hours.

Resochin was a compound first discovered at Bayer laboratories and introduced into clinical practice in 1947 for malaria treatment.

“We hope to fully leverage our health-care expertise and support China’s ongoing efforts to fight the epidemic, as well as quarantine work, and we’ll stay committed to medical workers and patients,” said Jiang Wei, president of Bayer Group China and president of Bayer Pharmaceuticals Region China & APAC.

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