Popular Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has started manufacturing and marketing of Fentanyl injection, a strong pain killer under the brand name of “Fentyl” for the first time in Bangladesh, says a press release.
Fentanyl injection is an essential pain-killer widely used for surgery. But none of the local companies manufactured the drug before. Hence, it was imported and sold relatively at a higher price in the country. Popular Pharmaceuticals Ltd. manufactured the drug for the first time in Bangladesh.
Many physicians have expressed optimism that this important drug will save a large amount of foreign currency now.
Source: The Daily Star, January 31, 2008