Online pharmacy space is one of the sectors which saw a boom during the pandemic. In the view of home quarantines and various other lockdown restrictions, the sector witnessed around 2.5X growth to about 8.8 million households, according to FICCI.
While companies like Amazon and Reliance ramped up to take on the growing industry, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd entered the competition, of late. Launching the Avigan(innovator brand of Favipiravir) 200 mg Tablets in India for treatment of COVID patients, Dr Reddy’s also stated that it has initiated a free home delivery service in 42 cities in the country.
The drug which comes in a complete therapy pack of 122 tablets with a two-year shelf life can be ordered a helpline centre at 1800-267-0810 / www.readytofightcovid.in between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. IST, Monday through Saturday. The company also announced that they would soon start manufacturing it in India while they are currently importing it from Japan.
It can be noted that Dr Reddy’s is set to launch another COVID-19 treatment drug, Remdesivir in the first week of September. Meanwhile, the medical experts issued advisory that the drug can only be prescribed to the patients who are suffering with mild to medium symptoms.