MOSCOW, February 22 – RIA Novosti. France's National Agency for the Safety of Medicines (ANSM) has banned the sale of an ionized water-based nasal spray to fight the coronavirus.
The manufacturer of the drug, known as COV-Defense Spray or Biokami Spray, claimed to neutralize the Sars-CoV-2 virus with over 99% effectiveness, the regulator said.
“Contrary to these claims of the manufacturer (Pharma & Beauty – Centrepharma), we have not received any data on clinical trials demonstrating the effect of the spray and its safety,” the communiqué said.
As noted, in the absence of the necessary guarantees and pending additional information, the agency prohibits the possibility of advertising, selling, distributing and using the drug.