Biznextindia : Indian pharmaceuticals major Zydus has launched Remdesivir under the brand name RemdacTM in the Indian market. Priced at Rs. 2800 for a 100 mg lyophilized injection, RemdacTM is the most economical Remdesivir brand in India.
The drug will be made available across India through the group’s strong distribution chain reaching out to Government and private hospitals treating COVID patients.
“RemdacTM is the most affordable drug as we would like to enable patients to have access to this critical drug in the treatment of COVID 19. Through the course of this pandemic, our efforts have been focused on supporting people in this healthcare crisis, whether it is through developing vaccines, ramping up production and distribution of critical drugs and therapies, making diagnostic tests available or exploring new treatment options”, said Dr. Sharvil Patel, the Managing Director of Cadila Healthcare Limited.
In June 2020, Zydus entered into a non-exclusive agreement with Gilead Sciences Inc., to manufacture and sell Remdesivir, the investigational drug, which has been issued an Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat patients suffering from severe symptoms of COVID 19. The API for the drug has been developed and manufactured at the group’s API manufacturing facilities in Gujarat.