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Mankind Pharma is set to release the cheapest Covid antiviral drug

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Peeyush Ghalot
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The cheapest Molnupiravir, the Covid-19 antiviral medicine, will launch Mankind Pharma for Rs 35 per pill. The whole therapy of Molulife (brand name) will cost Rs 1,400, according to Mankind Pharma chairman RC Juneja. Molnupiravir 800 mg twice a day for five days is the recommended dosage. A patient must take 40 capsules with a total of 200 mg of medicine. The medicine has been licensed for use in treating adult patients with a high risk of Covid-19 progression in an emergency circumstance. Molnupiravir pills will be available in the next weeks from Cipla, Sun Pharma, and Dr. Reddy's Laboratories. The whole treatment of the medicine by other businesses is likely to cost between Rs 2,000 and Rs 3,000. Merck Sharpe Dohme (MSD) has signed a non-exclusive voluntary licensing arrangement with the majority of the firms to produce and distribute Molnupiravir in India and over 100 other low and middle-income countries.

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