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FDA warns public against black market tocilizumab

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COVID-19 patients pictured inside the chapel of Quezon City General Hospital on Aug. 19, 2021.

The STAR / Miguel de Guzman


MANILA, Philippines — The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday warned the public against black markets selling the COVID-19 treatment drug tocilizumab, saying this could only worsen the condition of coronavirus patients. 


Health authorities have said the country's supply of the arthritis drug will remain limited until the end of the year. 


That pronouncement came as the Philippines faces its worst coronavirus surge yet, with record-high new infections seen in recent weeks. 


Full Story: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2021/09/22/2128924/fda-warns-public-against-black-market-tocilizumab


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