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BDR Pharma launches affordable drug to treat ovarian, prostate cancers

27 May 2021 | News

Rucaparib is launched under the brand name BDPARIB in two strengths of 200 mg and 300 mg

BDR Pharmaceutical has launched BDPARIB (RUCAPARIB) to treat advanced ovarian and prostate cancers. BDPARIB is the first affordable generic in the India available in the form of a tablet, with the cost of therapy less expensive than any existing drugs in the market.

RUCAPARIB is an oral, small-molecule inhibitor of poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP)1, 2, and 3 used as a monotherapy and in conjunction with other anti-cancer agents in several tumor forms, including ovarian and prostate cancers. It has played a significant role in treating ovarian cancer patients with BRCA mutation (germline or somatic) associated with epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer who have been treated with two or more chemotherapy.                                                                                                                             

"BDPARIB was developed to treat patients living with advanced ovarian and prostate cancer with an unmet need. This research's positive results through the ARIEL3 study & TRITON2 study are highly promising and indicate that the benefits extend beyond the BRCAm population. This represents a significant advancement in the treatment of cancer patients in the future. Approvals for generics like Rucaparib, a PARP inhibitor, enables us to progress in this emerging era of personalized medicine and eradicate life-threatening diseases", said Dharmesh Shah, CMD, BDR Pharma, Mumbai.

The product is priced at Rs 54,000 (Bottle of 60) for 300 Mg dose & Rs 45,000 (Bottle of 60) for 200 Mg dose.

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