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Bangladesh drug maker Beximco launches worlds first generic of Pfizers COVID antiviral

Beximco Pharma will market this product under the brand name Bexovid, initially in Bangladesh.

Pfizer's drug is protected by patents, but countries such as Bangladesh classified as least-developed countries (LDCs) by the United Nations can ignore such patents and make drugs more affordable in those markets. The TRIPS transition period for LDCs was extended till July 2034.