A Year Of Paxlovid - Where Is The Licensed Generic?
Hetero Gets First WHO PQ; Chinese, Korean Companies In The Wings
It’s been a year since Paxlovid was launched and The Medicines Patent Pool licensed Pfizer’s nirmatrelvir. Scrip looks at a few likely reasons for authorized generics of Paxlovid not turning up and what lies ahead in 2023 as Hetero's version becomes the first with WHO Prequalification while two Chinese and a Korean company wait in the wings.
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