Eli Lilly to donate 4 lakh tablets of Covid-19 treatment to India

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American pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Co on Tuesday said that it would make an immediate initial donation of 4,00,000 tablets of its coronavirus treatment to the Indian government for eligible hospitalised Covid-19 patients.

“Lilly is offering donations of Baricitinib to the Indian government through Direct Relief while simultaneously working with local Indian pharmaceutical companies to execute royalty-free voluntary licensing agreements to accelerate the manufacturing and distribution of the medicine in India during the pandemic,” the company said in a press release.

Baricitinib is an oral medication currently registered in India for the treatment of moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis in adult patients who have responded inadequately to, or who are intolerant to one or more disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs.

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