Indian firm to produce oseltamivir for developing countries

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 05 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:5
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    Roche has granted India's Hetero Drugs a sublicense for the production of the antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu) to accelerate the international stockpiling of the drug as part of influenza pandemic preparedness.

    It said that the agreement would enhance supply of oseltamivir to developing countries “earlier than anticipated” and create capacity for future orders. Hetero, which is based in Hyderabad, will be able to sell oseltamivir in India …

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