India 's Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Tuesday it would soon begin selling its version of favipiravir, becoming the latest generic ...
BookmarkBENGALURU: India's Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Tuesday (Aug 4) it would soon begin selling its version of favipiravir, becoming the latest generic drugmaker to supply the antiviral to treat COVID-19 in the world's third worst-hit nation.
Favipiravir, along with another antiviral, remdesivir, has emerged as one of the most sought-after drugs at hospitals fighting COVID-19 in India, which saw a surge of 50,000-plus infections for the sixth straight day on Tuesday.AdvertisementAdvertisement
Sun's version of favipiravir, to be called FluGuard, will cost 35 rupees ($0.47) per 200 mg tablet, making it the cheapest version available. Stocks will be available from this week.Shares in Sun Pharma, one of the world's largest generic drug manufacturers, climbed after the news and were last up 1.7 per cent in an upbeat Mumbai market. headtopics.com
Favipiravir was originally developed by Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp as Avigan. Once hyped as a potential COVID-19 treatment by Japan's prime minister, Avigan faces uncertain prospects in the country, dampened by disappointing clinical studies.
Still, Indian regulators gave emergency approval to favipiravir in June in an effort to tackle the"urgent and unmet" need for COVID-19 treatments in the country.AdvertisementAdvertisementSeparately, another Indian drugmaker, Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd, on Monday announced the launch of its version of remdesivir, priced at 4,700 rupees per 100 mg vial. Jubilant is among the companies producing the drug under licence from US-based Gilead Sciences Inc.Read more: CNA »
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