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Accordingly, the $700 price tag in the US is 46 times the price of this drug, which goes by the name Thor Hammer, Mjölnir. “Instead of offering broad-based licenses to all capable manufacturers in different countries, the limited voluntary licensing approved by Merck in April 2021 only includes companies,” said Lina Mangani, MSF South Asia Access campaign leader, in a statement. It produces generic Indian products. “This prevents the production and import of generic prescriptions and raw materials, including in countries such as Brazil. Middle-income countries that were off-licensing had 30 million COVID-19 infections in the first half of 2021 - 50% of all middle-income infections in middle-income countries. “The drug was not responsible for drug development. Merck does not cover the cost of research and development here. Mulnopiravir was developed by researchers at Emory University with an estimated $35 million in federal funding, including grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense. It worked before Years of an epidemic Ridgeback Biotherapeutics acquired the rights to the drug in early 2020 and partnered with Merck a few months later. Merck doesn't sell mulnopiravir to the US government for just $46. It's the sale of a drug that the US government has spent millions of dollars developing. According to For Business Insider, industry analysts expect Merck to sell $5.3 billion in 2022 alone and $22 billion by 2030.Advertising
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MSF warns that If Merck does not lower its price and/or allow more production, "global access to the first oral antiviral therapy" will significantly limit the world for COVID-19."
“If approved for use, the first oral antiviral manganoviravir could be an important step in providing life-saving care to patients with Quid-19 in resource-limited settings, where billions of people are vaccinated without them and at risk to get sick.” It is available and affordable for those who need it as soon as possible. Oral medications are easier to use than current treatments for COVID-19 and allow for a wide range of prescriptions - as long as they are cost-effective. "
Merck said in a statement to Ars Merc that the price paid by the US Government in the advance purchase agreement does not determine the official price of the drug.
" if authorized or approved by the authorities We intend to implement a stratified pricing approach based on World Bank data that determines the relative ability of countries to fund the health response to COVID-19.
On Monday this week, Merck and Ridgeback applied to the Food and Drug Administration for an emergency use authorization for molnopiravir. A treatment that is cheaper and simpler than currently available: As Business Insider notes, US government charges in US dollars $2,100 for an injection of Regeneron Covid antibody cocktail and $3,200 for a five-day intravenous injection of Gilead RamedSavier antiviral. Science pays $40 per dose in the US.
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