Remdesivir, used for coronavirus treatment, to be available in market from next month
New Delhi : Remdesivir, the antiviral drug for COVID-19 treatment, will be available in Indian market from the next month, said an NDTV report.
The Drug Controller General of India or DCGI had recently approved Remdesivir for "restricted emergency use" on severely ill hospitalised coronavirus patients.
Domestic-manufactured Remdesivir will now be more widely available.
The drug had got approval for emergency use by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat COVID-19. However, clinical trials of the vaccine are on and its safety and precautions are yet to be determined.
The health ministry had said Remdesivir was included as an "investigational therapy" only for the purpose of restricted emergency use, which means it is subject to conditions.
In the US, Remdesivir continues to be used only under emergency use authorization.