The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted permission to Mylan laboratories to fabricate and market the anti-viral drug remdesivir for ”restricted emergency use” on hospitalised COVID-19 sufferers, a senior authorities official mentioned on Thursday.
Previously, DCGI had given approval to Cipla and Hetero to fabricate and market remdesivir. ANI had reported final month that the Central Drug Control Standard Organisation (CDCSO) workplace of DCGI had granted its permission to US primarily based Gilead Sciences for advertising authorisation of its anti-viral drug remdesivir in India for ”restricted emergency use” on hospitalised COVID-19 sufferers.
Gilead had signed non-exclusive voluntary licensing agreements with 5 generic pharma companies — Cipla, Jubilant Life Sciences, Hetero, BRD and Mylan to fabricate and distribute remdesivir, a possible antiviral remedy for COVID-19.
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