Tag: remdesivir

Govt plans national stockpile of life-saving drugs to counter a possible third wave

(This story originally appeared in on Jun 29, 2021) The government is in discussions with the pharma and medical devices industry to create a “national...

Indian missions working on war footing to get medicines for Mucormycosis: Centre to SC

The Centre has told the Supreme Court that Indian missions all over the world have been working on a “war footing” for sourcing medicines like...

immunity boosters: Indians spent Rs 15,000 crore on immunity boosters in a year

Indians also bought immunity-boosting vitamin drugs and mineral supplements worth Rs 14,587 crore, about 20% more than in the preceding year. Synopsis Data from the...

Shiv Sena slams Modi govt for Central Vista project amid pandemic | India News

MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena on Saturday said that while smaller countries in the neighbourhood are offering help to India to tackle Covid-19, the Modi government...

Modi govt firm to help West Bengal fight COVID-19: Harsh Vardhan to Mamata Banerjee

With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seeking a uniform vaccination policy for the country, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday assured her that...

Let’s pick up the pieces & start afresh | India News

We are in a national crisis. Covid has cast it’s grey shadow all over the country — from villages in the hinterland to penthouses in...

Increase allocation of Remdesivir to Maharashtra: HC tells Centre

The Bombay High Court here on Sunday asked the Central government to increase the supply of Remdesivir injections to Maharashtra observing the current reduction in...

Increase allocation of Remdesivir to Maharashtra: HC tells Centre | India News

NAGPUR: The Bombay high court here on Sunday asked the central government to increase the supply of Remdesivir injections to Maharashtra observing the current reduction...

View: The survival of humanity vs good economics

Since the days of the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations there has been this debate that the protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) – primarily...

Civil society petition in SC for compulsory licence for vaccine, key Covid drugs

Civil society organisation Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (Mumbai) has filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking direction to the Centre to issue compulsory licenses for...

HC seeks CCTV footage in row over BJP leader distributing Remdesivir | India News

MUMBAI: The Bombay high court at its Aurangabad bench on Thursday said it was of “prima facie’’ view that the “district collector is attempting to...

US says vaccinated people can go mask-free outdoors most of the time

Americans vaccinated against Covid-19 no longer need to mask up outdoors when there is no crowd, President Joe Biden said Tuesday, before celebrating by taking...

Get your house in order: HC rebukes Delhi govt over blackmarketing of oxygen cylinders and medicines

The Delhi High Court came down heavily on the AAP government on Tuesday over its “failure” to check black marketing of oxygen cylinders and crucial...

US tries to free Covid-19 vaccine from patent stranglehold while rushing other supplies to India | India News

WASHINGTON: After a belated recognition of the Covid-19 tsunami striking India through a second wave, the United States is pulling out all stops to rush...

Millennials wear innovator hat in combating Covid-19

When Vensy Krishna’s mother was diagnosed with Covid-19 last week, her first instinct was to look for a hospital bed in Hyderabad, just in case...

Airlift oxygen, give adequate vaccines, allow Remdesivir imports: Uddhav Thackeray tells PM

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday demanded additional medial oxygen for the state, adequate supply of vaccines and permission to import Remdesivir to tackle...

Hit hard by Covid, Indians flood social media urging for ventilator beds, plasma

As the country grapples with the worst surge in Covid cases amid the lethal second wave, thousands of people across the country have flooded various...

Explained: What has led to a crippling shortage of Remdesivir used in Covid treatment | India News

NEW DELHI: Amid an unprecedented surge in fresh Covid-19 infections, multiple states, including Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi, have flagged a shortage of anti-viral drug Remdesivir....

Sanjay Raut says Centre discrediting Maharashtra and other non-BJP states ‘for not controlling pandemic’ | India News

MUMBAI: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Monday slammed the Centre saying that it is discrediting the Maharashtra government in controlling the pandemic because it...

WHO Says No to Remdesivir as COVID-19 Treatment

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The antiviral drug remdesivir is not recommended for hospitalized COVID-19 patients because...

FDA Authorizes Arthritis Drug Combo for COVID-19

Nov. 19, 2020 — The FDA on Thursday granted emergency use authorization for the arthritis drug baricitinib to be used in combination with remdesivir to...

74 and overweight, Donald Trump faces extra risks from ‘a very sneaky virus’

By Sheryl Gay Stolberg WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump, like many men in his 70s, has mild heart disease. He takes a statin drug to treat...

Russia to supply Avifavir drug to 17 nations for coronavirus treatment

NEW DELHI: The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, and ChemRar Group have agreed to supply Avifavir, the world’s first registered favipiravir-based...

COVID-19: Various measures taken to ensure availability of essential drugs, says gov

New Delhi: The government has taken “timely and effective” measures to tackle any possible disruptions in supply of essential drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic and...

Remdesivir sold at high prices in Mumbai black market; some doctors suggest cheaper alternatives

Mumbai: A black market has sprung up in Mumbai for the antiviral Remdesivir prescribed for the treatment of Covid-19, with some doctors pointing out that...