Pharmaceutical Giant Donates 100 Million Doses of Hydroxychloroquine – By wagnerap (The Intellectualist) / April 12 2020
French pharmaceutical company Sanofi announced that it was donating 100 million doses of hydroxychloroquine.
French pharmaceutical company Sanofi announced that it was donating 100 million doses of hydroxychloroquine, according to The New York Post.
Hydroxychloroquine has shown significant benefits to patients battling the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The drug is typically administered to patients that have been diagnosed with malaria. However, its effectiveness against the coronavirus is still unproven.
The donations from Sanofi are going to 50 different countries throughout the world. Sanofi’s priority is to “to ensure supply continuity” for the patients that use the medication for proven effects. “The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented health and economic crisis which is shaking some of the very fundamentals of international solidarity and cooperation among countries,” Sanofi CEO Paul Hudson said in the statement. “This virus does not care about the concept of borders, so we shouldn’t either.”
Sanofi’s donation aims to “supply governments wishing to increase stocks in the hope that it may be an effective treatment of COVID-19.”
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