Amphotericin B

Government waives import duty on raw materials for Covid test kits, APIs for Amphotericin B

While the exemption on specified API (active pharmaceutical ingredients)/ excipients for Amphotericin B would be valid till August 31.

published on : 13th July 2021

As COVID-19 wanes, black fungus cases dip too in Karnataka

Also, there is enough stock of Amphotericin-B, the drug required to treat black fungus patients, unlike the shortage witnessed in the months of May and June.

published on : 5th July 2021

Govt allocates additional vials of Amphotericin-B to states, union territories for black fungus treatment

The allocation of the drug is being made to ensure its smooth supply and timely treatment of patients, Union Minister Sadananda Gowda added.

published on : 14th June 2021

Four held by Hyderabad Police for illegal sale of black fungus drugs 

Based on tip-off, Task Force sleuths laid a trap and caught the accused.

published on : 8th June 2021

Black fungus treatment: Up to Rs 70,000 per day for Liposomal Amphotericin B drug in Kerala

Alternative medicines found to have more side effects; kin ask state to cap treatment cost as it did in case of Covid care, approach Centre to ramp up drug production 

published on : 7th June 2021

27 black fungus patients fall sick after Amphotericin-B shot in Madhya Pradesh

The use of the injection, a key drug in the treatment of black fungus, was immediately stopped after the incident on Saturday evening.

published on : 6th June 2021

Govt tells doctors to use black fungus drug Amphotericin-B judiciously

Meanwhile, Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar said that black fungus infection is treatable.

published on : 2nd June 2021

Govt imposes restrictions on export of Amphotericin-B injections 

An exporter would need permission or licence from the directorate for its outbound shipments.

published on : 1st June 2021

Hyderabad-based pharma says alternative black fungus drug soon

 In a press release issued here, the company said it will manufacture enough emulsion to treat 6,000 patients per month.

published on : 1st June 2021

HC asks Centre, Delhi govt to form policy on distribution of drug for black fungus patients

The bench asked them not to leave the decision to the doctors and form a clear policy in this regard and told the counsel for the Centre and Delhi government to come back with instructions on Tuesday.

published on : 31st May 2021

Delhi HC asks Centre to consider complete waiver of Amphotericin B import duties

The Court also observed that the Central government had assured that Customs shall clear all consignment of medicines of black fungus without delay.

published on : 27th May 2021

Black fungus: Amphotericin B Emulsion injections manufacturing begins in Maharashtra, each vial to cost Rs 1200

Eleven states and UTs that declared mucormycosis as an epidemic (under Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897) in the country reported an acute shortage of anti-fungal drug Amphotericin-B.

published on : 27th May 2021

HC allows duty free import of drug to treat black fungus till Centre decides on waiver

The high court said the medicine is required to save lives of thousands of people suffering from Mucormycosis and the central government shall seriously consider waiver of customs duty.

published on : 27th May 2021

Central govt provides licence to five companies to ramp up Amphotericin B injection production

Sources further stated that more than 1,21,000 vials of AmBisome have reached India so far and another 85,000 vials of the drug are on the way.

published on : 27th May 2021

Creating black fungus drug was risky, says Udupi's Srikanth Pai

One of the brains behind the wonder drug is Srikanth Annappa Pai, who hails from Gangolli in Udupi district.

published on : 27th May 2021
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