COVID drug

Molnupiravir could be promising drug to treat mild cases of Covid, say doctors

The data was drawn from 775 patients and reported that 7.3 percent of patients who received the drug were either hospitalized or died by day 29, as compared to 14.1 percent of the placebo patients.

published on : 4th October 2021

Kerala includes Covid drugs in Nipah treatment

This changed with the outbreak of Covid pandemic.

published on : 9th September 2021

Artificial intelligence helps identify existing drugs that can kill SARS-CoV-2 virus in cells

The team validated the 17 candidate compounds in several types of cells, including stem-cell derived human lung cells in an effort to mimic SARS-CoV2 infection of the respiratory tract.

published on : 20th August 2021

Rheumatoid drug safe to treat moderate to severe Covid-19 cases, but not available in India

However, doctors say that since the drug is not available in India and has to be imported, it may not be practical in our country’s context. 

published on : 11th August 2021

Mizoram says Covid patients dying due to highway blockade

Mizoram Health Minister R Lalthangliana said it was unfortunate that a number of trucks carrying life-saving drugs, medicines, and oxygen cylinders are still stuck at the interstate border. 

published on : 8th August 2021

Drug used to reduce blood fats may cut Covid infection by 70 per cent: Study

The researchers noted that the drug if cleared in clinical trials, may be useful in people for whom vaccines aren't suitable, those with hyper-immune disorders or people on immuno-suppressants.

published on : 6th August 2021

DRDO to get 2 per cent royalty from Dr Reddy's on sale of anti-Covid drug 2-DG in India: Government

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) approved the 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) drug for emergency use as an adjunct therapy in moderate to severe coronavirus patients in early May.

published on : 28th July 2021

Kerala has adequate stock of life-saving Covid drug, but is hesitant to use it

Though it was found to be effective in reducing deaths among Covid patients with comorbidities, if given at an early stage of infection, barely 800 patients have been given the drug so far.

published on : 27th July 2021

Delhi government starts prosecution of politicos over Covid drug stocking case

Cricketer-turned-politician and BJP leader Gautam Gambhir is one of the trustees. The prosecution against Kumar is for similar offences, according to the response submitted by the DDCD. 

published on : 18th July 2021

Scientists find new drug target to treat coronavirus, fight future pandemic

The latest study, published in the journal Science Signaling, provides critical information that could aid drug development against future coronaviruses as well as SARS-CoV-2.

published on : 8th July 2021

New post-infection treatment for COVID-19 identified

The study shows that the use of protease inhibitors - a class of antiviral drugs that prevent viral reproduction - had significantly increased survival and decreased lung viral quantity in animals.

published on : 5th July 2021

Stockpile of supplies needed to fight Covid, or we’ll run helter-skelter again: Experts

Experts say govt must store up essentials and form multi-pronged approach to combat pandemic and prevent illegal hoarding of supplies

published on : 3rd July 2021

PIL seeks CBI probe into Odisha's fake Covid drug trade 

Aama Janata Adhikar Trust expressed concern over the extensive network of Odisha's spurious drugs cartel that was exposed following the recent seizure of counterfeit Favipiravir tablets in Cuttack.

published on : 2nd July 2021

Medilloyd MD held in fake drug case 

Apart from Max Relief which does not have a licence to manufacture Favipiravir, Medilloyd was also procuring medicines from a licensed firm in Uttarakhand’s Roorkee. 

published on : 25th June 2021

Delhi police bust fake COVID drug-making racket, 10 arrested

According to the police, one of the accused, Mayank Taluja (25) came in contact with Waseem Khan who worked at Al Khidmat Medicos.

published on : 21st June 2021
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