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DCGI approves COVID-19 drug to reduce mortality rate

On April 20, 2020, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) approved trial of a drug to reduce mortality rate of COVID-19 patients. Highlights The COVID-19 drug that was developed by the Cadila Pharmaceuticals along with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is to enter into trial. The clinical trial has been approved by ..

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GoI: A high level force set up to work on drugs and vaccine

The Government of India has set up a high-level work force to test vaccines and drugs. The task force consists of members from NITI Aayog, DRDO (Defence Research Development Organization), ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research). Highlights The main aim of the task force is to set up vaccine development process. It will create a ..

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ICMR: Remdesvir effective in stopping replication mechanism of COVID-19

On April 13, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research announced that the antiviral drug Remdesvir is highly effective in stopping the replication of COVID-19. Highlights The research on the efficacy of Remdesvir is a part of WHO’s “Solidarity Trial”. The efficacy of Remdesvir is not based on clinical trials. However, ICMR is concluding its ..

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ICMR: More than 40 vaccines under development of COVID-19

The Indian Council of Medical Research on April 12, 2020 announced that there are more than 40 vaccines that are under trial currently in India. Highlights India from the beginning had been focusing on preventive and containment measures. The research and development in the country were also directed towards fulfilling the exponentially rising shortages such ..

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India to participate in WHO trials of COVID-19

On March 28, 2020, ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) announced that India is to participate in trials of WHO (World Health Organization). The trials are to identify potential cures for the outbreak of COVID-19. Highlights So far, the COVID-19 infected cases were few in numbers that India could not participate in the trials. Now ..

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