DRDO's covid drug to be available for Rs 990; commercial launch in mid-June
Hyderabad-based pharma major Dr Reddy’s Laboratories has fixed the price of anti-COVID 19 medication 2-DG manufactured by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at Rs 990 per sachet. The drug will be offered at a reduced cost for Central and state governments, and government hospitals. The medicine will be commercially available in mid-June.
In a statement, the DRDO said that the drug is available in powder form and should be taken by mixing with water. This medicine helps covid patients to recover quickly by preventing virus growth. The DCGI recently permitted the drug for emergency use.