Covid Pill for the Poor: Pfizer to the Rescue

*Strikes Deal With Medicines Patent Pool, MPP, to Produce Paxlovid for Poor Nations

RENOWNED US and global drug manufacturer, Pfizer, has entered into a deal with generic manufacturers to produce its Covid-19 pill, Paxlovid.

As part of the deal, Pfizer grants Medicines Patent Pool, MPP, the right to produce Paxlovid for low and medium income nations, covering over 53 per cent of global population, without receiving due royalties.

Without the royalties, the cost of obtaining the drug will come a be considerably cheaper rate.

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