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Rashi Bisaria | May 25, 2021

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Roche's COVID-19 antibody cocktail launched in India at Rs 59,750 per dose

Pharma giant Roche India has received the Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) for a COVID-19 antibody-drug cocktail Casirivimab and Imdevimab in the country for the treatment of coronavirus patients. The drug cocktail is developed by Roche and Regeneron. The approval was granted by the Central Drugs Standards Control Organisation (CDSCO) basis data filed with the US regulators as well as the scientific opinion of a European regulatory panel.

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