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Pharma main Cipla on Wednesday stated it has launched its generic model of antiviral drug remdesivir at Rs four,000 per vial, which is among the many lowest globally, and is seeking to provide over 80,000 vials throughout the first month.
Cipremi is priced at Rs four,000 per 100 mg vial, Cipla stated in an announcement.
“We are proud to commercially launch Cipremi today (on Wednesday); amongst the lowest priced globally, and aim to supply over 80,000 vials within the first month itself,” Cipla Executive Vice-President and CEO (India Business) Nikhil Chopra stated in an e-mailed assertion.
To additional guarantee equitable distribution, the drug might be obtainable by authorities and hospital channels solely, he added.
“Cipla will also be donating some amount of the drug as part of its efforts to support the community in this time of need,” Chopra stated.
Cipremi has been accredited by the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for restricted emergency use within the nation as a part of the accelerated approval course of contemplating the pressing and unmet medical want.
Pharmaceutical main Mylan NV on Monday has stated that its generic model of remdesivir might be priced at Rs four,800 per 100 mg vial.
Hyderbad-based drug agency Hetero has earlier stated it has fastened a most retail value of Rs 5,400 per vial for the drug.
Remdesivir is the one United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA)-approved Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) therapy for grownup and paediatric sufferers hospitalised with suspected or laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infection.
In May, home pharma companies Hetero, Cipla and Jubilant Life Sciences entered into non-exclusive licensing agreements with drug main Gilead Sciences Inc for manufacturing and distribution of remdesivir.