Dr Reddy’s to launch anti-Covid drug Molnupiravir at Rs 35 per capsule

Dr Reddy’s received emergency-use authorization from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI)

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Last Updated on January 7, 2022 by The Health Master

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories has announced that it will launch the most affordably-priced molnupiravir capsules 200 mg under its brand name Molflu across India.

Dr. Reddy’s Molflu will be priced at Rs. 35 per capsule, with 10 capsules contained per strip, and a total course of 40 capsules over 5 days costing Rs. 1,400, making it among the most affordable treatment options available to patients.

Molflu is expected to be available from early next week in pharmacies throughout the country, with a particular focus on states with a high caseload of COVID-19.

Earlier this year, Dr. Reddy’s entered into a non-exclusive voluntary licensing agreement with Merck Sharpe Dohme (MSD) to manufacture and supply molnupiravir to India and over 100 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

In a first-of-its-kind collaboration in the Indian pharmaceutical industry, a Dr. Reddy’s-led consortium of pharma companies collaborated to jointly sponsor, supervise, and monitor the phase III clinical trial in India, and presented its findings to the Subject Expert Committee (SEC).

Last week, Dr Reddy’s received emergency-use authorization from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to manufacture and market the oral anti-viral drug molnupiravir capsules 200mg for the treatment of adult patients with COVID-19, with SpO2 > 93 percent, who have a high risk of progression of the disease, including hospitalization or death.

Molflu will be manufactured at a US FDA-approved facility, and Dr. Reddy’s has made adequate capacity preparations to ensure that it is able to help patients in need.

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