Eskayef Pharma gets approval for marketing of Remdesvir

Sun Online Desk

24th May, 2020 07:59:02 printer

Eskayef Pharma gets approval for marketing of Remdesvir

Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Ltd, a renowned drug manufacturing company, has got approval for marketing of Remdesvir, an effective medicine for treating coronavirus or COVID-19 patients.  

The Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) gave the approval to Eskayef Pharmaceuticals on Sunday. After getting approval, the drug manufacturing company provided the medicine to 13 hospitals, according to media report.  

“We have given permission to Eskayef for marketing and distribution of the medicine. They  can now distribute the drug for Covid-19 treatment to authorised government-run and private hospitals,” said Major General Mahbubur Rahman, director general of Directorate General of Drug Administration.

Managing Director and CEO of Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Limited Simeen Hossain said Eskayef wants to serve the people of Bangladesh to tackle coronavirus.

"Eskayef is working to make the treatment for the virus readily available. It produced remdesivir with the same goal," she added.

Mentionable, Eskayef's formulation scientists started working on remdesivir from mid-March. The pharma completed all production processes in the first week of May. After necessary tests and procedures, the drug administration allowed it to be marketed from today.