Ab­b­Vie do­nates $1M+ of the HIV drug that Chi­na is now rec­om­mend­ing for coro­n­avirus treat­ment

Ab­b­Vie is do­nat­ing more than $1 mil­lion worth of an HIV drug to help com­bat the fast-spread­ing coro­n­avirus out­break in Chi­na, the com­pa­ny an­nounced on Fri­day.

Chi­na’s Na­tion­al Health Com­mis­sion has sug­gest­ed Alu­via, a pill con­tain­ing lopinavir and ri­ton­avir, as one of two pos­si­ble treat­ments for the symp­toms of the virus cur­rent­ly known as 2019-nCoV in the ab­sence of ef­fec­tive an­tivi­ral med­ica­tions. The oth­er part is neb­u­lized al­pha-in­ter­fer­on.

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