Mumbai based IPCA gets a jolt as USFDA suspends import boycott for key Covid-19 medication

Mumbai based IPCA gets a jolt as USFDA suspends import boycott for key Covid-19 medication


  • Post By : Kumar Jeetendra

  • Source: Microbioz India

  • Date: 23 Mar,2020

IPCA labs, one of the biggest provider of hostile to malarial medication Chloroquine and the Rheumatoid Artharitis tranquilize Hydroxychloroquine has got its import alert suspended as the USFDA by the USFDA made a special case to the organization due to the conceivable ascent sought after of these medications emerging out of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We wish to inform you that due to the shortage implications and/or medical necessity of certain drugs and finished products, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) vide its e-mails dated 20th March, 2020 has made exception to the import alert for the Company’s following Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APls) and finished products (Formulations)”, IPCA said to stock exchanges.

IPCA’s shares on Friday’s trade had closed 9% up at Rs 1371.

As indicated by the Center for Disease Control USA, an examination in China announced that chloroquine treatment of COVID-19 patients had clinical and virologic advantage versus a correlation gathering, and chloroquine was included as a prescribed antiviral for treatment of COVID-19 in China. In view of these restricted preliminary numbers, these medications are getting prescribed for treatment for patients who are hospitalized for Covid-19. The high poisonous quality of the medication has likewise been a stressing factor.

IPCA has a piece of the pie of about 70% of these medications, as it is perhaps the biggest provider of the dynamic pharmaceutical element of these prescriptions to a few enormous global medication organizations. Since the Covid-19 episode the organization has provided almost 5 lakh tablets over the world.

“We have been ramping our production and looking at ways to expand our supply chain as we are getting enquiries from several countries to supply this drug”, said A K Jain, Joint MD IPCA labs to ET. Jain however added that the company’s first priority will be to supply to India and its domestic facility has enough raw materials to manufacture the drug for the Indian market. The company said it has intermediary stock till July. “Any hospital the government will ask to supply we will do it”, Jain said.

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