Local companies claim about corona virus drug baseless; DGDA


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Local companies claim about corona virus drug baseless; DGDA

No medicine has been discovered or marketed globally approved by world health organization (WHO) for Corona Virus treatment.

Drug experts claimed that there has no news about launching or discovery such medicine across the world. People should not follow such rumours, they should stay at their home.

Besides, The Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) the drug control authorities in Bangladesh have dismissed such claim saying that “A fake news run by several media outlets that a couple of pharmaceutical companies are manufacturing drugs for coronavirus treatment with government approval,”.

The DGDA asked these pharma companies in written order not to market any drug in the name of coronavirus, an official of the DGDA told Business Mirror preferring anonymity.

“Different countries are testing different drugs on their own. The World Health Organisation (WHO), however, did not approve any drug so far effective for treatment of the deadly new virus,” the official added.

Japan is putting forward the idea of using an old flu drug favipiravir with the trade name Avigan.

After that, few pharmaceutical companies who produce this drug in Bangladesh have been promoting in media that they have the anti-coronavirus drug in the country.

Professor Dr Muhammad Jahir Uddin, medicine expert of the country told Business Morror that there is no medicine innovated in the world which recovers a coronavirus infected patient.

“We should more aware about protecting the virus with staying at home and keep maintain the social distancing. Claims by reputed drug companies about innovation of anti-virus drug are baseless,” he added.

Professor Dr Nazmul Ahsan of Genetic Engineering Department of Dhaka University told Business Mirror that no medicine has proved effective for combating the virus. “

It is difficult to predict whether the virus will more strong for our countries or weak, he said, adding that time has come to do research about the virus.



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