There has been a huge shortage of Remdesivir, a drug used to protect against it, in the growing cases of corona virus in India. Now Indian companies have entered into an agreement to make medicines like this.
MERCK Sign Agreement With Five Indian Companies for Molnupiravir: More than three lakh new cases of Coronavirus have been coming in India since last several days. Due to which there has been a shortage of medical oxygen and hospital beds to essential medicines in the country. The most discussed among these essential drugs is Remdesivir Injection, which is either getting in lakhs of rupees due to black marketing, or is getting luck after a lot of difficulties. There are many people who could not get this medicine even after all the efforts. Now this problem can also be solved.
The pharmaceutical company Merck has announced an agreement with five generic drug makers in India for the production of molanupiravir, an antiviral tablet believed to be similar to the drug Ravadecivir of COVID-19. The final phase of this drug has just begun in the US and it is not clear when this drug will be used in India or elsewhere (Molnupiravir). Studies conducted on this drug have shown encouraging results, which showed that the virus levels drop rapidly after its use immediately after becoming infected.
‘Comprehensive Use on Patients’
It is widely used on some patients admitted to hospitals, but it has to be injected, due to which its use is limited (Molnupiravir Approval Status). Professor George Painter of Emory University has helped in the discovery of this drug. According to him, Molanupiravir appears to be effective against many types of respiratory viruses. Merck Ridgeback is developing molnupiravir in association with biotherapeutics.
Record new cases in India
According to data released on Wednesday morning by the Ministry of Health of India, 3,60,960 new cases have been reported in the country within a day and 3293 people have died (Molnupiravir Drug). The total number of cases in the country is 17,997,267, while the total number of dead has reached 2,01,187. Death figures in India are also being recorded at a record level. The situation has become so bad that people are being cremated at places like parks or parking. At the crematoriums, people have to wait for 20 hours for the funeral of their family members.
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