Remdesivir black-market: Four including a doctor arrested in India’s MP

Sun Online Desk

19th April, 2021 05:21:35 printer

Remdesivir black-market: Four including a doctor arrested in India’s MP

In the first case of police arresting persons accused of black marketing doses of Remdesivir anti-viral drug in India’s state Madhya Pradesh, the Crime Branch of Bhopal Police nabbed four such people, including a doctor, on Saturday and recovered four injections from them.

As per the photographs provided by the police of the four confiscated injections, the brand name on each vial is written as ‘Remivir 100’.

According to information available on the internet, ‘Remivir 100’ is the brand name of the Remdesivir injection produced by Bangladeshi pharmaceutical company ‘Eskayef Pharmaceuticals’.

According to police, they had received a tip off that some persons were trying to sell Remdesivir injections clandestinely at very high rates of up to Rs 18,000 per injection.

(The Statesman)

 


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