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Shionogi (SGIOY) has started human trials of the first once-a-day pill for Covid-19 patients, joining Pfizer (PFE) and Merck (MRK) in the race to find treatments for the disease, The Wall Street Journal tells us. The company said the once-a-day dosing would be more convenient and began trials this month that are likely to continue until next year, but  is months behind Pfizer and Merck, which have started later-stage tests of their pills. Pfizer has said its twice-daily pill could be ready to hit the market as soon as this year.

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