Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

WHO to celebrate World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

Published: November 17, 2020

The World Health Organization is to celebrate Antimicrobial Awareness Week between November 18, 2020 and November 24, 2020. The week aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance. Also, it encourages best practices among health workers, general public and policy makers to stop the spread of drug resistance infections. This year, the World Antimicrobial Awareness ..

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ICMR issues Guidelines for Antibody Test Kits

Published: May 14, 2020

On May 13, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research released guidelines for using rapid antibody kits for COVID-19. The Council has also listed the names of the manufacturers that produced these kits. It includes two Chinese manufacturers as well. Highlights The antibody tests according to the apex body are not recommended for diagnosis of ..

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CDSCO Directs to Display Information on 7 Common Antibiotics

Published: April 14, 2019

After the alerts from the Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI) the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has asked manufacturers of 7 common antibiotics to ensure that information related to symptoms/side effects is made available to the general public. CDSCO Order CDSCO has asked drug manufacturers, to mention in leaflets inserted into drug packets or ..

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