Beximco Delivers First Cut-Price Generic Paxlovid
Bangladesh’s Beximco signed off 2021 on a high launching the first generic version of Pfizer’s Paxlovid at about $186 for a five-day treatment course and claimed that it has ‘adequate capacities' for exports as well.
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