Anti-inflammation Drug May Effectively Treat Covid-19 Complications in Children: Study

Centre Plans to Inoculate 80% Children Aged 12-18, Covaxin Likely to Lead Drive: Report

Corticosteroids, a class of drugs that lowers inflammation, may be an effective treatment for children who develop a rare but serious condition after COVID-19 infection, according to a study. All the 614 children in the study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, developed a serious disorder following COVID-19 infection. The disorder, … Read more

DRDO’s Anti-Covid Drug 2-DG Found Effective against All Covid-19 Variants, Study Finds

DRDO's Anti-Covid Drug 2-DG Found Effective against All Covid-19 Variants, Study Finds

India’s 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) drug, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, has been found to be effective against all variants of Covid-19, a new study has revealed. The 2-DG drug also has the potential to reduce the multiplicity of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and alleviate cells from infection-induced cytopathic effect (CPE) and cell death, the … Read more

Use Posaconazole Injections to Treat Black Fungus if Drug Unavailable, Says Covid Task Force

UK, Indian Scientists Develop Low-cost Sensor to Detect Covid-19 in Wastewater

Posaconazole injections can be used to treat mucormycosis, if amphotericin B is unavailable or cannot be used in patients with severe intolerance to the drug, the joint national task force for Covid-19 has said. According to Times of India, with a nationwide shortage of the drug for over two months now, posaconazole use is primarily … Read more

GST Council waives tax on black fungus drug; rates reduced for several Covid essentials: Highlights – Times of India

GST Council waives tax on black fungus drug; rates reduced for several Covid essentials: Highlights - Times of India

NEW DELHI: The GST Council on Saturday waived tax rates on black fungus drug Amphotericin and reduced rates on several other Covid-related essential items like drugs, ventilators, testing kits and others. However, it has decided to continue with 5 per cent GST rate for Covid vaccines. Addressing the media after chairing the 44th GST Council … Read more

How Drug That Trump Got for Covid-19 is Raising Hopes for Patients In India

Uttar Pradesh makes New Record as Total Number of Covid Tests Cross 5 Crore-mark

A Delhi hospital reported that two patients who were administered monoclonal antibodies showed remarkable recovery from the onset of symptoms of Covid-19 and were discharged within hours following the beginning of the treatment. Here’s how monoclonal antibodies work and why all eyes are on this therapy. When US Prez Received Drug, It Was An Experimental … Read more

Centre’s Allocation of Black Fungus Drug Irrational, Supply to Maharashtra Inadequate: HC

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The Bombay High Court on Thursday said the Union government’s allocation of Amphotericin-B, a key drug used in the treatment of mucormycosis or black fungus, appeared to be irrational, and the supply to Maharashtra was not adequate considering the number of cases in the state. Flagging the same issue during the hearing of a different … Read more

DRDO Invites EoI to Transfer Technology of 2-DG Drug to Treat Covid-19 for Bulk Production

DRDO Invites EoI to Transfer Technology of 2-DG Drug to Treat Covid-19 for Bulk Production

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), which developed 2-Deoxy-D- Glucose (2-DG), a drug used for treatment of COVID-19 patients, has called for Expression of Interest (EoI) to transfer the technology to Indian pharmaceutical industries for production. 2-DG was developed by the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), a lab of DRDO, in … Read more

DRDO invites EoI to transfer technology of 2-DG drug for bulk production | India News – Times of India

DRDO invites EoI to transfer technology of 2-DG drug for bulk production | India News - Times of India

HYDERABAD: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), which developed 2-Deoxy-D- Glucose (2-DG), a drug used for treatment of Covid-19 patients, has called for Expression of Interest (EoI) to transfer the technology to Indian pharmaceutical industries for production. 2-DG was developed by the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), a lab of DRDO, … Read more

Did Inexpensive Drug Set Off Reaction In Madhya Pradesh Black Fungus Patients?

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The three Madhya Pradesh hospitals began using lyophilised amphotericin-b on June 5. Bhopal: More than 120 mucormycosis, or Black Fungus, patients in Madhya Pradesh have suffered adverse reactions in the past few days allegedly after an inexpensive version of a drug was administered at three major hospitals. They showed symptoms like fever, vomiting, and fluctuating … Read more

FDA approves much-debated Alzheimer’s drug panned by experts

Image Source : AP FDA approves much-debated Alzheimer’s drug panned by experts Government health officials on Monday approved the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 20 years, disregarding warnings from independent advisers that the much-debated treatment hasn’t been shown to help slow the brain-destroying disease. The Food and Drug Administration said it granted … Read more

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