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PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered a crackdown on the illegal trade of the Favipiravir antiviral drug, used to treat Covid-19, following the seizure of hundreds of boxes destined for the online black market earlier this week. Police arrested nine suspects on Tuesday, carrying out coordinated raids across Bangkok, Saraburi, Pathum Thani and Nonthaburi, with a hospital manager alleged to have illegally supplied the drugs. Following the seizure, authorities have firmly emphasised the drug cannot be sold directly to consumers. Government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said illegal trade not only had the potential to deprive patients of proper treatment, but may even […]

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