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Four Mega Trials of COVID-19 Treatment launched by WHO

The World Health Organization recently launched a mega trial of four most promising corona virus treatments. The organization focuses on repurpose drugs that have already been approved to be safe rather than finding new compounds from the scratch. What are the four trials? The WHO is testing four most promising treatments to combat the virus. ..

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First COVID-19 vaccine trial begins in the United States

On March 16, 2020, the United States of America began the first human trial evaluating COVID-19 vaccine. The US National Institute of Health will enroll 45 healthy adult volunteers between age 18 and 55 for a period of 6 weeks in order to test the vaccine. Highlights A healthy volunteer from Seattle, Kaiser Permante of ..

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The first-ever World Patient Safety Day (WPSD)

The first-ever World Patient Safety Day (WPSD) is observed on 17th of September to raise global awareness about patient safety and encourage global solidarity and action. The theme of the very first WPSD is “Patient Safety: a global health priority” and the slogan is “Speak up for Patient Safety!”.

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Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2019

The Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare has notified the Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2019 with an aim to promote clinical research in the country. Features of the New Rules The new rules reduce the time for approving applications to 30 days for drugs manufactured in India and 90 days for those developed ..

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DCGI allows Indian firm to conduct phase 1 trials for Zika vaccine

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted permission to Indian firm to conduct Phase-I clinical trials for a Zika vaccine. It was announced by Union Minister of State (MoS) for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey in Lok Sabha. Zika Virus Zika Virus is vector borne diseases spread by Aedes egypti mosquito. ..

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