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Beximco Launches First Remdesivir Generic

World’s First Generic Version Of COVID-19 Treatment Introduced In Bangladesh

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Bangladesh's Beximco has claimed a world first with the launch of a generic version of remdesivir in its domestic market. Local authorities have granted an emergency use authorization for the COVID-19 treatment amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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