Primovir and Paxista are Indian-made generic versions of Pfizer’s Paxlovid. Photo: Handout
Primovir and Paxista are Indian-made generic versions of Pfizer’s Paxlovid. Photo: Handout

Chinese turn to black market for generic Indian Covid-19 drugs as surge sweeps nation

  • Limited supply and steep price of the two approved Covid-19 antivirals driving many Chinese to opt for cheaper but illegal imports from India
  • Indian generics have not been approved by the Chinese government and selling them is a punishable offence

Primovir and Paxista are Indian-made generic versions of Pfizer’s Paxlovid. Photo: Handout
Primovir and Paxista are Indian-made generic versions of Pfizer’s Paxlovid. Photo: Handout
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