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Reuters exclusively reports black market in Russian for HIV drug to try on coronavirus

Reuters exclusively reports black market in Russian for HIV drug to try on coronavirus

Reuters exclusively reported that a black market has developed in Russia for an antiviral HIV drug explored as a possible treatment for COVID-19. “Three months ago, people were buying Kaletra from us without much enthusiasm for 900 roubles ($12) a box,” a Reuters source said. “Now, anticipating (supply) interruptions, people are buying between 100 and 700 boxes from us, at 3,800 roubles a box. Mainly, people are buying (Kaletra) with the aim of reselling it for a very high price.”