Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Lincoln Pharma receives approval to manufacture HCQ

28 April 2020 | News

After necessary approval from Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) company will be able to export these products

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Lincoln Pharmaceuticals Limited has received approval to manufacture Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) among other critical drugs to fight COVID 19. Company received approval from Food & Drug Control Administration, Gujarat to manufacture varied dosages of Hydroxychloroquine Tablets and Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate Tablets among others at its plant in Khatraj in Ahmedabad.

After necessary approval from Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) company will be able to export these products. Food & Drug Control Administration, Gujarat approved manufacture of following drugs from Lincoln Pharma's Khatraj facility.

  • Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate Tablets USP in 200 MG, 300 MG and 400 MG dosages.
  • Hydroxychloroquine Tablets IP in 200 MG, 300 MG and 400 MG dosages respectively.

Mahendra Patel, Managing Director, Lincoln Pharmaceuticals Limited, said, "We have all the necessary infrastructure at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Khatraj, Ahmedabad and look to expedite the commercial production of the approved drugs at the earliest. Company is committed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and working closely with the governments and relevant stakeholders to ensure uninterrupted supply of medicines. Company has also constituted a task force to handle the distribution of medicines and essential drugs with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation by COVID-19."

HCQ is a prescription based drug commonly recommended to Corona patients under treatment for the disease. India is the largest producer of HCQ and taking a lead in supplying this to the world in this time of crisis. Lincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd develops and manufactures affordable and innovative medicines for healthier lives.

The company has developed 300 plus formulations in 15 therapeutic areas and has a strong product/brand portfolio in anti-infective, respiratory system, gynaecology, cardio & CNS, antibacterial, anti-diabetic, anti-malaria among others. Company has filled 20 plus patent applications and is awarded five patents.

Company has presence in more than 60 countries encompassing Africa, Central America and Southeast Asia. 

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