Dr Reddys unveils COVID-19 drug Remdesivir under brand name Redyx in India
"Dr Reddy's Redyx is available in the strength of 100 mg vial," dr Reddy's said.
Hyderabad: Joining the initiative to launch popular drug Remdesivir to treat COVID-19 patients, Hyderabad-based Dr Reddys Laboratories Ltd. recently unveiled the formulation under a brand name ''Redyx'' in India.
According to a press release from the drug maker, the launch is part of the licensing agreement with Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Gilead) that grants Dr Reddys the right to register, manufacture and sell Remdesivir, a potential treatment for Covid-19, in 127 countries including India.
Remdesivir is approved by the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for restricted emergency use in India for the treatment of Covid-19 patients hospitalized with severe symptoms.
"Dr Reddy''s Redyx is available in the strength of 100 mg vial," it said.
Commenting on the launch, Chief Executive Officer of Branded Markets (India and Emerging Markets), Dr Reddys Laboratories, M V Ramana said, "We will continue our efforts to develop products that address significant unmet needs of patients. The launch of Redyx reaffirms our commitment to bringing in critical medicine for patients suffering from COVID-19 in India."