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Novartis CEO: Malaria drug is biggest hope against coronavirus - SonntagsZeitung

Mar 30, 2020 - Nasdaq

ZURICH, March 29 (Reuters) - Novartis NOVN.S Chief Executive Vas Narasimhan said his Sandoz generics unit's malaria, lupus and arthritis drug hydroxychloroquine is the company's biggest hope against the coronavirus, Swiss newspaper SonntagsZeitung reported on Sunday. Novartis has pledged to donate 130 million doses and is supporting clinical trials needed before the medicine, which U.S. President Donald Trump also has been promoting, can be approved for use against the coronavirus. Other compa...