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antiviral drugbeing developed for prevention of asthma exacerbationsand common cold symptomsin asthmatic subjectsexposed to picornavirus respiratory infections.
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GUPTA: Not the illusive cure, but perhaps a treatment on the way. pleconaril, maybe -- may be becoming a household name.
During his career, he has played a major role in the development of antibiotics (penicillins, cephalosporins, quinolones), vaccines (Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B), antivirals (famciclovir, penciclovir, pleconaril), and topical antimicrobials (Bactoban).