Mankind Pharma gets DRDO nod to manufacture, market Covid drug 2-DG : The Tribune India

Mankind Pharma gets DRDO nod to manufacture, market Covid drug 2-DG

Company will manufacture product at its facilities in Himachal, Visakhapatnam

Mankind Pharma gets DRDO nod to manufacture, market Covid drug 2-DG

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with Health Minister Harsh Vardhan releases the first batch of anti-COVID drug 2DG, developed by DRDO, in New Delhi, on May 17, 2021. PTI file



New Delhi, July 8

Drug firm Mankind Pharma on Thursday said it has received licence from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to manufacture and market oral 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG), used for the treatment of Covid-19. 

2-DG was developed by the Defence Research and Development Establishment (DRDE), Gwalior. The clinical trials were conducted by the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), a lab of DRDO, in association with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Mankind Pharma said in a statement. 

The company will manufacture the product at its facilities in Visakhapatnam and Himachal Pradesh, it added.

The office of the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on May 1 had permitted the emergency use of 2-DG as an adjunct treatment for moderate to severe COVID-19 patients, Mankind Pharma said. 

The drug is found to help the hospitalised Covid-19 patients recover faster and is also known to reduce the supplemental oxygen dependency among the Covid-19 patients, it added.

“Our objective behind this agreement is to ensure maximum reach of this medication to the deserving Indian patients suffering from the deadly pandemic,” the company said. PTI

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