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New Antiviral Drug Combo Highly Effective Against COVID-19: Study

New Antiviral Drug Combo Highly Effective Against COVID-19: Study

Combining the antiviral remdesivir or molnupiravir with the experimental drug brequinar blocks the reproduction of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, that causes COVID-19, in lung cells and in mice, according to a study.

09 February 2022
SC Sets Aside Detention Order Of Accused In Fake Remdesivir Case

SC Sets Aside Detention Order Of Accused In Fake Remdesivir Case

The top court had earlier quashed the order for detention of a Jabalpur doctor accused of procuring fake Remdesivir injections in connivance with Chourasia...

03 February 2022

Delhi Court Rejects Bail To Man For Holding Fake Remdesivir Injections

While denying relief to him, Additional Sessions Judge Ravinder Bedi said that the offences are grave in nature and entail severe punishment.

No Remdesivir, 6-Minute Walk Test: Govt Issues Guidelines For Covid Management In Kids

No Remdesivir, 6-Minute Walk Test: Govt Issues Guidelines For Covid Management In Kids

The guideline suggests rational use of CT scan and says Remdesivir and steroid are not recommended

10 June 2021

As Covid Infections Dip, Centre Stops Allocation Of Remdesivir To States

Union minister Mansukh L Mandaviya said that the country produces 3,50,000 vials of Remdesivir everyday

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27 May 2021
Covid Patients Suffer As Drug Regulator And Top Research Body Lack Coordination

Covid Patients Suffer As Drug Regulator And Top Research Body Lack Coordination

While the ICMR is investigating if 2-Deoxy-d-Glucose (2-DG) is useful in the treatment of Covid-19, the DCGI has already granted it emergency use authorization...


22 May 2021
IMA Demands Action Against Baba Ramdev For Unscientific Statement On Allopathy

IMA Demands Action Against Baba Ramdev For Unscientific Statement On Allopathy

Citing a video circulating on social media, the IMA said Ramdev has claimed that 'allopathy is a stupid science'.


09 May 2021
GST Exemption On Vaccine, Covid Drugs Will Make Them Costlier: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

GST Exemption On Vaccine, Covid Drugs Will Make Them Costlier: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted her response to Mamata Banerjee's letter, saying these items are already exempted from customs duty and health cess.


07 May 2021
Covid-19: Himachal HC Asks Govt To Provide Details Of Available Beds, Medicines, Vaccination Programme

Covid-19: Himachal HC Asks Govt To Provide Details Of Available Beds, Medicines, Vaccination Programme

The Himachal Pradesh High Court also directed the government to place on record its plan to tackle the Covid-19 surge.


06 May 2021
Bangladesh Sends 10,000 Vials Of Remdesivir To India

Bangladesh Sends 10,000 Vials Of Remdesivir To India

Bangladesh’s Deputy High Commissioner in Kolkata Toufique Hasan handed over 10,000 vials of Remdesivir to the representative of the Indian government.


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29 April 2021
Do Not Administer Remdisivir At Home: Revised Guidelines For Home Isolation Of Mild Covid-19 Cases

Do Not Administer Remdisivir At Home: Revised Guidelines For Home Isolation Of Mild Covid-19 Cases

In case of falling oxygen saturation levels or shortness of breath, the person should require hospital admission and seek immediate consultation with the...


28 April 2021
US Rushing Remdesivir And Other Life-Saving Drugs To India To Combat Covid Surge: Joe Biden

US Rushing Remdesivir And Other Life-Saving Drugs To India To Combat Covid Surge: Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden assured Narendra Modi that the United States and India will work closely together in the fight against Covid-19.


27 April 2021
Millions Of Vials Of Remdesivir Exported, Now Indians Suffering Due To Shortage: Delhi HC Raps Centre

Millions Of Vials Of Remdesivir Exported, Now Indians Suffering Due To Shortage: Delhi HC Raps Centre

Remdesivir, an antiviral drug which was originally developed to treat Hepatitis C, is being used in many parts of India to treat Covid-19 patients.


25 April 2021
Ordered 1.75 Lakh Doses Of Remdesivir But Received Only 28, 350: Rajasthan Govt

Ordered 1.75 Lakh Doses Of Remdesivir But Received Only 28, 350: Rajasthan Govt

In a statement, Rajasthan health minister said that for the period from April 21 to April 30, a total of 26,500 Remdesivir injections have been allocated to...


23 April 2021
Remdesivir Production To Be Ramped Up From Monthly 38.80 Lakh Units To 74 Lakh Units By May: MHA

Remdesivir Production To Be Ramped Up From Monthly 38.80 Lakh Units To 74 Lakh Units By May: MHA

The home ministry also asked the states and Union territories (UTs) to ensure seamless supply and transport of Remdesivir.


22 April 2021
FIR Against Two In Mumbai For Selling Fake Remdesivir Vials

FIR Against Two In Mumbai For Selling Fake Remdesivir Vials

The incident came to light when the 38-year-old woman, a resident of suburban Tilaknagar, approached the police with a complaint on Tuesday evening, an...


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21 April 2021
Remdesivir Crunch Is Due To Bad Science, Bad Politics: Ex-president, Indian Medical Association

Remdesivir Crunch Is Due To Bad Science, Bad Politics: Ex-president, Indian Medical Association

Many doctors are prescribing this emergency medicine even in cases it is not required as if it is a panacea for all, says former national president of Indian...


20 April 2021
Industries Can Wait For Oxygen, Not Covid-19 Patients: Delhi HC

Industries Can Wait For Oxygen, Not Covid-19 Patients: Delhi HC

'Industries can wait. Patients cannot. Human lives are at stake,' a bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli said to the central government.


20 April 2021
Mumbai: 2,200 Remdesivir Vials Stocked By Exporters Seized

Mumbai: 2,200 Remdesivir Vials Stocked By Exporters Seized

Acting on information, the police and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials conducted raids on Monday at two locations in suburban Andheri and New...


18 April 2021
Congress, AAP Attack BJP Over Questioning Of Pharma Firm Director

Congress, AAP Attack BJP Over Questioning Of Pharma Firm Director

The pharma company official was questioned on Saturday over alleged excess stock of the Remdesivir drug and was later allowed to leave after he produced...


17 April 2021
Explained: What’s Remdesivir And Does It Cure Covid-19?

Explained: What’s Remdesivir And Does It Cure Covid-19?

Remdesivir, an antiviral drug, was originally developed to treat Hepatitis C and subsequently tested against Ebola.


17 April 2021
Explained: Here’s How To Get Plasma; Check Availability Of Covid-19 Beds And Remdesivir Injections

Explained: Here’s How To Get Plasma; Check Availability Of Covid-19 Beds And Remdesivir Injections

Many government organisations, NGOs and hospitals have set up websites and helplines for information regarding Covid-19. Here’s a list of few such resources


17 April 2021
Here's How You Can Check Remdesivir Availability In India

Here's How You Can Check Remdesivir Availability In India

Amid spurt in Covid-19 cases in India, the demand for Remdesivir, an antiviral considered a key drug in the treatment of Covid-19, has seen a surge.


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