Sanofi will donate 100 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to 50 countries
Pharma company Sanofi announced onFriday it will donate 100 million doses of hydroxychloroquine, Reuters reports.
Hydroxychloroquine, the decades-old anti-malaria drug, was touted by some as a potential weapon against the novel coronavirus, across 50 countries.
Increased capacity by 50%
In a statement, the French company said it increased its production capacity by 50% across its eight hydroxychloroquine manufacturing sites worldwide, adding it was on track to quadruple it by the summer.
Sanofi is calling for coordination among the entire hydroxychloroquine chain worldwide to ensure the continued supply of the medicine if proven to be a well-tolerated and effective treatment in COVID-19 patients”, it said.