Dr Reddy’s Gears For Sputnik Light In India, Jab For Adolescents
No Immediate Action Envisaged In US Subpoena; Also Pilots Digital Offering
Dr Reddy’s is to press ahead with India filing plans for single-dose COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik Light and also expects to “build on” the Russian partner’s trial in adolescents of the two-dose Sputnik V. The company also pilots a partnered first-of-its-kind cashless digital health offering.
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