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Govt permits 6 companies to produce Covid-19 drug remdesivir

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|  04 May 2020, 00:00 | Update : 04 May 2020, 15:40
The Directorate General of Drug Administration has given permission to six pharmaceutical companies to produce the potential Covid-19 drug "remdesivir".

The companies are -- Beximco, Beacon, Eskayef (SK-F), Incepta, Square and Healthcare. 

The Drug Administration gave permission considering the current coronavirus situation in the country, Assistant Director Mohammad Salahuddin told The Business Standard.

A drug administration official, unwilling to be named, said that SK-F and Beximco are going to start the production after importing the raw materials within this month. 

But the decision on - when the medicines will be sent to the hospitals - is yet to be made. The decision will come after the trial of the medicine. 

Remdesivir is being used on Covid-19 patients in several countries including the US. It has a history to work well against the SARS and Ebola virus.

Source: Business Standard.

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