Fact Check: Glenmark Launches Drug to Treat COVID19 Patients

The whole world is anxiously waitng for a vaccine that will put an hold on the deaths and devastation caused by the COVID19 for past 7 months. But until that happens, uncertainity and fear are generating a long list of falsehoods about this topic. Therefore we at News Sense take extra caution in releasing any story related to COVID-19 vaccines.

The Viral Posts

For the last few days, we have been witnessing messages through various social media platforms that there is a possible launch of a drug that can cure COVID19 Patients. Recently we received several inquiries from our readers, to check the authenticity.

The Full Press Conference (Video)

News Sense FactCheck Team plunged into action, in the initial observations we have found that Glenmark Pharmaceutical Ltd has claimed to have received manufacturing and marketing approval from India’s drug regulator, making their product FabiFlu® the first oral Favipiravir-approved medication in India for the treatment of COVID-19.

Press Statement Specifying Treatment of Mild to Moderate COVID Patients

We then decided to reach out to the officials of Glenmark Pharmaceutical, we spoke to the officials in the Corporate Communication Department, who clearly specified that Glenmark Pharmaceutical Ltd has received approval from the drug regulator to market and manufacture drug FabiFlu, which is useful for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 patients. And It cannot be used as preventive medicine.

They also shared the detailed Press Release and Statement from the Pharmaceutical Company here is the detailed Press Release.

Thus, we can say that the drug, FabiFlu has been approved for the treatment of COVID19 patients, but it is useful only for the treatment of the mild to moderate COVID19 patients and it cannot be used as a preventive medicine.

Claim: Glenmark Pharmaceutical Ltd Launches Drug to Treat COVID19 Patients

Conclusion: The Drug, FabiFlu is useful for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 patients.

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