Popular drugs used to treat coronavirus in adults not fit for kids: Govt 

Once vaccines are approved for children, those with co-morbidities and those having severe symptoms would be prioritised for inoculation, the guidelines said.

published on : 17th June 2021

On a high! Kochi gets dubious distinction

The Department of Social Justice in Ernakulam will roll out an intensive campaign to curb substance abuse.

published on : 17th June 2021

Centre invites bids for delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to remote areas by drones

The ICMR conducted a successful feasibility study in collaboration with the IIT-Kanpur and has developed a standard protocol for the delivery of vaccines using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

published on : 14th June 2021

Odisha government warns action against fake COVID drug trade

Drugs Controller and police have been asked to raid medicine outlets across the State and take action against those involved in such illegal activities.

published on : 14th June 2021

Odisha government to set up narcotics unit to check drug trade in state

STF officials said brown sugar is mostly procured from Murshidabad, Malda and other areas in West Bengal and transported to Odisha through Balasore.

published on : 9th June 2021

Thousands of fake online pharmacies shut in global sting: Interpol

Unauthorised Covid testing kits accounted for over half of all the medical devices seized from May 18 to 25, the agency said.

published on : 8th June 2021

Drug racket took houses on rent to sell MDMA

Police probe finds a well-oiled local distribution network to deliver the contraband to high-end customers

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

Two kg of MDMA worth Rs 5 crore seized, 2 held

Police say the accused smuggled the drug after concealing it under the seat in their pick-up van from Chennai 

published on : 6th June 2021

Sushant Singh Rajput's friend Siddharth Pithani sent to 14-day judicial custody in drug case

On May 26, the NCB Mumbai unit arrested Sushant Singh Rajput's flatmate Siddharth Pithani from Hyderabad and brought him to Mumbai on a transit warrant obtained from a local court there.

published on : 4th June 2021

Eli Lilly India gets nod for emergency use of antibody drugs combination for COVID-19

Bamlanivimab and etesevimab combination has been authorised under Emergency Use Authorisation in the US and select EU countries for the treatment of the disease.

published on : 1st June 2021

Inhumane to levy tax on life-saving drugs: PTR

Tamil Nadu and many other States had sought this concession for a short period of time to make them available at reduced prices.

published on : 30th May 2021

Youth Congress chief Srinivas urges Centre to remove GST on Covid-19 drugs

Indian Youth Congress national president B V Srinivas on Friday urged the Centre to waive GST on all drugs meant for treating  Covid-19 patients.

published on : 29th May 2021

TN reiterates demand for 0% GST on Covid drugs

PTR in his maiden speech at the 43rd GST Council meeting chaired by Union FinMin Nirmala Sitharaman, gave a detailed account on the shortcomings in the GST Council.

published on : 29th May 2021

Probe how celebs procured anti-COVID-19 drugs: HC to Uddhav government

The court also said such celebrities might have had the noble intention of helping others, but only the Union government was authorised to allocate those drugs.

published on : 27th May 2021
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