Sun Pharma to test pancreatitis drug in Covid-19 patients in India

Drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Friday it has received Indian regulatory approval to start clinical trials of a pancreatitis drug in Covid-19 patients.

The company joins other Indian drugmakers Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Strides Pharma Science Ltd that are conducting trials in India for potential drugs for Covid-19, which currently has no approved treatment or vaccine. Sun Pharma said here the pancreatitis drug, nafamostat mesilate, has been "identified as a potential candidate for Covid-19 patients.....

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