Goa Adds Baricitinib Medicine to Covid-19 Treatment Protocol

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Baricitinib earlier received restricted emergency use approval by y the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization. Image Credits: PTI Baricitinib is generally used to treat rheumatoid arthritis in adults. PTI Panaji Last Updated:May 15, 2021, 22:53 IST FOLLOW US ON: Panaji: The health department in Goa is working on an additional treatment protocol with the introduction … Read more

UP Govt Forms 12-member Team to Ensure Timely Detection, Treatment of Black Fungus Cases

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Representative image (Image: PTI) The state government has asserted that the availability of essential medicines must be ensured and all arrangements should be made for both prevention and treatment of the black fungus infection. News18 Lucknow Last Updated:May 15, 2021, 18:29 IST FOLLOW US ON: At a time when several states have reported fresh cases … Read more

Locals Allege Special Treatment as They ‘Struggle’ to Get Slots

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As people belonging to the 18-44 age group struggle to get slots for vaccination in several states across the country, locals in Ujjain ditrict of Madhya Pradesh have alleged that staff members of a BJP MP were administered vaccines at the leader’s office. The matter purportedly caught people’s attention as pictures of staffers receiving the … Read more

MP Takes Lead in Fighting ‘Black Fungus’, to Set Up First Treatment Unit in the Country

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Startled by the sudden spurt in the numbers of cases of black fungus (Mucormycosis) in the last few days, the Madhya Pradesh government has chalked out a plan to counter the disease reported by Covid-19 patients who have recovered from the virus. The state government on Wednesday announced to set up black fungus treatment units … Read more

50 Black Fungus Cases Reported in MP, CM Chouhan Orders Special Treatment Wards

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here on Wednesday said 50 cases of black fungus, also known as Mucormycosis, were reported among covid-19 patients. Chouhan made the statement after chairing a high-level meeting in Bhopal on fresh challenges faced by covid patients. The state government will roll out detailed protocols for black fungus and … Read more

Dr Reddy’s inks licensing pact with Eli Lilly for Covid-19 treatment drug – Times of India

Dr Reddy's inks licensing pact with Eli Lilly for Covid-19 treatment drug - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Dr Reddy’s Laboratories on Tuesday said it has inked a licensing pact with Eli Lilly and Company to produce Baricitinib in the country for treatment of Covid-19. The Hyderabad-based firm said it has entered into a royalty-free, non-exclusive voluntary licensing agreement with Eli Lilly and Company for the manufacture and commercialisation of the … Read more

Maharashtra Declares Treatment of ‘Black Fungus’ Free of Cost

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Public Health minister Rajesh Tope said the Maharashtra state government would bear the cost of treatment of the ‘black fungus’ or mucormycosis that is being seen in recovering Covid-19 patients in Maharashtra. The state will be looking to fund the expenditures under its medical insurance scheme, ‘Mahatma Phule Jan Aarogya Yojana,’ which currently encompasses 1,000 … Read more

Widely Used in India, WHO Recommends Ivermectin Only For Clinical Trials, Not Treatment of Covid

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The World Health Organization on Tuesday recommended against the general use of ‘Ivermectin’ – a widely used drug in India for treating parasitic infections – for treatment of COVID-19 patients. A similar warning has also been issued by German healthcare and life sciences giant Merck. Merck said its scientists continue to “carefully examine findings of … Read more

WHO Warns Against Use Of Ivermectin For COVID-19 Treatment

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‘Ivermectin’ is an orally given drug used – in specific doses – to treat parasitic infections (File) New Delhi: The World Health Organization on Tuesday recommended against the general use of ‘ivermectin’ – an orally-administered drug used to treat parasitic infections – for treatment of COVID-19 patients. “Safety and efficacy are important when using any … Read more

Goa To Start Using Drug Shunned By US Regulator For Covid Treatment


Goa Public Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said taking Ivermectin must not make one complacent. New Delhi: Goa has given the nod for the use of an anti-parasitic drug as preventive treatment for all adults against COVID-19. The drug, Ivermectin, has been disapproved of by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While it does not … Read more

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