The drug “Molnupiravir” for the treatment of Covid-19 was introduced in India under the brand name “Molnaflu”.

Hyderabad, January 06 (Agency). Aurobindo Pharma Limited has introduced the drug “Molnupiravir” for the treatment of COVID-19 under the name “Molnaflu” in India. A press release issued by the Hyderabad-based drug manufacturer states that Molnupiravir is intended for the treatment of adult Covid-19 patients admitted to hospital.

Earlier, Molnupiravir received an “Emergency Use Approval” from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO). Last year, Aurobindo Pharma partnered with Merck Sharp Dohme, Singapore, a US-based subsidiary of Merck & Co, for supply and production in low- and middle-income countries.

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Aurobindo K. Vice President and CEO Nithyananda Reddy said: “We are delighted to have received timely approval from DGCI for the licensed use of Molnupiravir. “This will allow affordable treatment for patients with COVID-19 and will enable us to fight the pandemic through effective and high quality medicines.”

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