India Remdesivir Supply Gap May Normalize Soon, But No End To Greed
Gilead Licensees Moving To Improve Supplies
India generic remdesivir supply situation seen improving soon, with existing players Cipla and Hetero ramping up the antiviral and the arrival of new entrant Mylan. But will that be enough to control black marketing of the investigational COVID-19 therapy? The government is also keeping a close watch on the goings on.
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India’s Saptagir Laboratories has struck a deal with Jubilant Pharma to manufacture the ingredient for COVID-19 emergency treatment remdesivir. Meanwhile, following in the footsteps of Cipla, Hetero, Mylan and Zydus, Dr Reddy’s has launched its version of remdesivir for the Indian market under a licensing deal with Gilead.
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Zydus Cadila hopes to launch its version of Gilead’s remdesivir by end-July in India, even as earlier licensees Hetero Drugs and Cipla have just commercialized the antiviral. Plans for pegylated interferon alfa-2b to treat COVID-19 include a trial in Mexico and an IND in the US. Separately, desidustat is being considered for additional indications.