Philippines FDA approves first ever generic version of Pfizer anti-Covid pill
Manila (Philippines), January 25: The Philippines Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the world’s first generic version of Pfizer’s anti-Coronavirus pill Paxlovid, just days after the original was granted Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) by the US FDA.
The Philippines FDA has approved the department of health’s application for a compassionate special permit application for the first generic version of Paxlovid that has been launched by Beximco Pharmaceuticals, a leading generic drugmaker from Bangladesh.
Philippines-based Pharmaceutical company Biocare Lifesciences Inc would be the distributor and importer of a generic drug, which would be sold under the brand name Bexovid in the Philippines.
According to Pfizer, the risk of hospitalisation or death is reduced by 89% when Paxlovid is given within three days of the onset of symptoms and by 88% when given within five days of the onset of symptoms. The treatment, a combination of Nirmatrelvir and Ritonavir tablets, is given together twice a day for five days and is recommended for treatment of mild to moderate cases of Covid-19.
Pfizer data also suggests the drug remains effective against the faster-spreading Omicron variant of the Coronavirus, which is driving the latest surge in Covid-19 cases globally.
“The approval by the Philippines FDA will make Bexovid accessible to Covid-19 patients in the country and add another treatment protocol to the existing drugs. We plan to import 20,000 to 30,000 courses of Bexovid initially and expect the supplies to begin in the first week of February. Bexovid is expected to be priced 50-60% cheaper than the original Pfizer drug, making it an affordable option,” said Dileep Tiwari, Managing Director, Biocare Lifesciences, during an interview with CNN.
Bexovid is recommended as an at-home treatment to help reduce the severity of the infection. The drug has the potential to eliminate many hospitalizations, thus helping reduce the strain on the healthcare infrastructure.
“Bexovid is not meant for patients who are hospitalised. Any patient who is Covid-19 positive can buy the drug from hospitals once supplies begin,” said Mr. Tiwari in a CNN interview.
Separately, Bangladesh’s Directorate General of Drug Administration has also granted EUA for Bexovid to treat mild-to-moderate Covid-19 cases in patients aged 12 and above.
29 thoughts on “Philippines FDA approves first ever generic version of Pfizer anti-Covid pill”
order tadalafil for sale tadalafil 5mg pill best natural ed pills
purchase estradiol pills cost minipress 1mg purchase minipress generic
purchase mebendazole online buy retin pills for sale purchase tadalafil generic
buy avanafil without prescription purchase tadalafil pills buy diclofenac 50mg online cheap
buy indomethacin 50mg pill where to buy cefixime without a prescription buy cefixime 200mg online
trimox brand order arimidex 1 mg without prescription buy clarithromycin 500mg without prescription
buy catapres 0.1 mg generic how to buy antivert buy tiotropium bromide online
sildenafil canada generic sildenafil 50mg sildenafil 100mg tablets
order minocin 100mg capsules terazosin 1mg usa order actos 30mg online
order arava 10mg generic sildenafil 100mg england order azulfidine 500 mg generic
accutane brand azithromycin 250mg over the counter azithromycin 250mg usa
tadalafil 10mg ca buy tadalafil 5mg online cheap cialis price walmart
order azipro 250mg for sale order azithromycin 500mg online cheap neurontin sale
ivermectin 6mg stromectol erection pills viagra online order prednisone 20mg for sale
buy lasix without a prescription vibra-tabs drug best antihistamine for runny nose
order levitra 20mg online cheap how to get levitra without a prescription hydroxychloroquine 400mg uk
order ramipril 5mg pills arcoxia 60mg pills order etoricoxib 60mg pills
buy generic vardenafil for sale where can i buy tizanidine buy hydroxychloroquine 400mg
order mesalamine 800mg online cheap buy asacol 400mg for sale order avapro
buy benicar 20mg generic order divalproex generic divalproex 500mg over the counter
buy clobetasol tablets buy buspirone for sale amiodarone over the counter
how to buy clobetasol buy generic cordarone for sale order amiodarone generic
carvedilol brand generic coreg 25mg buy chloroquine cheap
buy acetazolamide 250 mg pill order imuran 50mg azathioprine 50mg cost
buy digoxin 250 mg for sale lanoxin drug molnupiravir 200mg pill
where can i buy naprosyn buy lansoprazole 15mg sale oral prevacid 30mg
proventil 100 mcg cheap buy pyridium 200mg generic phenazopyridine 200 mg pill
montelukast 10mg brand singulair medication buy dapsone generic
where can i buy adalat order aceon 4mg pill allegra order online