Therapy Areas: Vaccines
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Gets Emergency Use Authorisation for Sputnik V in India
13 April 2021 - - Indian pharmaceutical company Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (BSE: 500124) (NSE: DRREDDY) (NYSE: RDY) (NSEIFSC: DRREDDY) has received the permission from the Drug Controller General of India to import the Sputnik vaccine into India for restricted use in emergency situations as per the provisions of the New Drug and Clinical Trials rules, 2019 under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, the company said.

In September 2020, Dr. Reddy's had partnered with the Russian Direct Investment Fund to conduct the clinical trials of Sputnik V and distribute the vaccine in India. In addition to the trials conducted in Russia by RDIF. Phase II / III clinical trials of the vaccine were carried out by Dr. Reddy's in India.

Sputnik V is now approved for use in 60 countries around the world. It ranks second among coronavirus vaccines globally in terms of the number of approvals issued by government regulators. Sputnik V uses two different vectors for the two shots in a course of vaccination.

The efficacy of Sputnik V was determined to be 91.6% as per a published article in the Lancet, one of the world's oldest and most respected medical journals.

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories' major therapeutic areas of focus are gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, diabetology, oncology, pain management and dermatology. Dr. Reddy's operates in markets across the globe. Our major markets include USA, India, Russia and CIS countries, and Europe.