Fabunan Antiviral Injection

The Fabunan Antiviral Injection (FAI) is a patent medicine sold by Filipino doctors Ruben and Willie Fabunan, who claim it can treat dengue, chikungunya, dog bite, snakebite, and HIV/AIDS.[1] Recent claims promoted on social media that it can cure coronavirus is not supported by the Philippine government, which has issued a cease and desist order to Fabunan Medical Clinic in Zambales, prompting the clinic to stop its operations on April 2.[2][3] On April 15, 2020 the fact-checking website Rappler warned against false claims on YouTube and Facebook that the so-called treatment had been approved, and pointed out that on April 8, 2020 the FDA warned the public against the use of drugs or vaccines that are not yet certified to treat COVID-19, particularly the Fabunan Antiviral Injection.[4]


  1. ^ Roxas, Patrick (March 30, 2020). "Zambales docs concoct anti-viral medicine". The Manila Times. Archived from the original on April 1, 2020. Retrieved July 20, 2020.
  2. ^ Gita-Carlos, Ruth Abbey (May 30, 2020). "Fabunan drug not yet approved as Covid-19 cure: Palace". Philippine News Agency. Retrieved July 20, 2020.
  3. ^ Maru, Davinci. "Fabunan antiviral drug not yet approved, prohibited by FDA, Palace reiterates". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved July 20, 2020.
  4. ^ "FALSE: PH-developed COVID-19 cure already approved". Rappler. April 15, 2020. Retrieved July 20, 2020.

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