Torrent Pharma to launch Molnupiravir under the brand name Molnutor® in India

Tuesday December 28, 2021 at 3:49 pm

Torrent Pharma has today announced that it is introducing MSD (a trade name of Merck & Co., Inc, Kenilworth, NJ, USA) and Ridgeback’s molnupiravir under the brand name Molnutor® in India. Earlier this year, Torrent Pharma inked a non-exclusive voluntary licensing pact with MSD, granting rights to Torrent Pharma for manufacturing, distribution, and marketing of Molnupiravir in more than 100 low-and middle-income markets including India for treatment of COVID-19. The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), based on the review of clinical data of Molnupiravir has approved the drug for the treatment of COVID-19 in adults for restricted emergency use in India. Molnupiravir is the oral antiviral approved by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA)] for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID -19 in adults. Commenting on the launch, Aman Mehta (Executive Director – India) said: “We are pleased to partner with MSD to bring Molnupiravir to patients across India. Molnupiravir will be an important addition to our healthcare system’s ammunition in the fight against Covid-19.”

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