Covid drug

Private hospitals in Kerala use costly COVID drug despite ineffectiveness against Omicron

A week later, Health Minister Veena George announced the dominance of Omicron as 94 per cent  of the samples tested were infected with the new variant.

published on : 7th February 2022

China grants emergency approval for its first Covid drug

China is also grappling with a growing number of studies that show its vaccines have lower efficacy rates than many of those made overseas.

published on : 9th December 2021

COVID drugs trade: Orissa HC stays proceedings against main accused

The State drugs control squad had seized around 170 boxes containing around 17,000 allegedly fake Favipiravir tablets from the firm on June 10.

published on : 16th November 2021

Hopes rise for anti-Covid drug, firms move regulator

In India, five companies had entered into voluntary licensing agreements to produce generic versions of this drug.

published on : 31st October 2021

Country working on new drugs for treating COVID-19: Russian PM Mikhail Mishustin

The Prime Minister noted that at the president's request, the government is doing whatever is necessary to 'maintain the healthcare system for which the spread of the COVID needs to be controlled.

published on : 28th October 2021

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

Scientists identify potential drug candidate against COVID-19 

The study, published in the journal Science Advances, assessed the molecule main protease, Mpro, of the novel coronavirus which is a key enzyme that plays a central role in its life cycle.

published on : 15th August 2020