Launch includes a 24/7 helpline for patients and healthcare practitioners to access information on Remdesivir and its availability
BANGALORE, India - July 20, 2020 – Mylan, a global pharmaceutical company, today announced the commercial launch of its Remdesivir under the brand name DESREM™ in India to address urgent, unmet needs amid the evolving coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The drug is approved for the treatment of suspected or laboratory confirmed incidences of COVID-19 in adults and children hospitalized with severe presentations of the disease. The company also launched a 24/7 helpline where patients and healthcare practitioners can access information about Mylan’s Remdesivir and its availability.
Mylan released the first batch of its generic Remdesivir (DESREM™) and will continue to increase its supply across the country in the wake of the rising demand for the drug. Patients and healthcare practitioners can access information about the availability of DESREM™ in India through Mylan’s 24/7 national helpline number, +91.78299.80066.
Mylan will manufacture DESREM™ in its state-of-the-art injectable facility in Bangalore, which will work to service the demand in India and other export markets where Mylan has received a license from Gilead for the commercialization of Remdesivir. The previously announced agreement between Mylan and Gilead is part of a long-standing history between the two organizations to tackle key public health issues in India and around the world, beginning with expanding access to high quality, affordable HIV/AIDS antiretrovirals and now extending its partnership to include COVID-19 treatments.
President, India and Emerging Markets, Rakesh Bamzai said: “In the wake of increasing cases of COVID-19 across India, Mylan remains committed to continue its efforts in the fight against the pandemic. With the launch of DESREM™ and our national 24/7 COVID-19 helpline, we aim to enhance access to this critical medicine, used for treating adults and children with severe presentations of Covid-19. At Mylan, we believe we have a responsibility to help make the world a better place and the entire team at Mylan has stepped up in this time of need to serve patients and deliver better health for a better world.”
Mylan is committed to continue doing its part in support of public health needs as the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve. Mylan’s priorities remain protecting the health and safety of its workforce, continuing to produce critically needed medicines, deploying our resources and expertise in the fight against COVID-19 through potential prevention and treatment efforts, and supporting the communities in which we operate.
Mylan is a global pharmaceutical company committed to setting new standards in healthcare. Working together around the world to provide 7 billion people access to high-quality medicine, we innovate to satisfy unmet needs; make reliability and service excellence a habit; do what's right, not what's easy; and impact the future through passionate global leadership. We offer a portfolio of more than 7,500 marketed products around the world, including antiretroviral therapies on which approximately 40% of people being treated for HIV/AIDS globally depend. We market our products in more than 165 countries and territories. We are one of the world's largest producers of active pharmaceutical ingredients. Every member of our approximately 35,000-strong workforce is dedicated to creating better health for a better world, one person at a time.