MPP Announces Generic Paxlovid Licences For LMICs
Generics Of Pfizer’s Oral COVID-19 Treatment Will Be Supplied To 95 Countries
A group of 35 generics manufacturers have signed agreements with the Medicines Patent Pool to supply Paxlovid generics to 95 low- and middle-income countries.
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