Fact Check: Remdesivir injection by name ‘COVIPRI’ fake

at 8:28 pm
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New Delhi (NVI): The Central government today said that vial for life-saving drug Remdesivir injection by the name ‘COVIPRI’, circulating in the market, is fake.

The PIB’s fact check unit urged people not to buy any medical supplies from unverified sources.

“A vial for Remdesivir injection by the name ‘COVIPRI’ is in circulation. PIBFactCheck: This vial by the name COVIPRI is Fake. Do not buy medical supplies from unverified sources and beware of counterfeit medicines and injections,” PIB tweeted.

The viral image of “Covipri” circulated on social media raises several questions on the authenticity of the drug as it is punctuated with grammatical errors. For example, it is written, “For used in India only. Not for export”, which is wrong English.