Drug Controller General of India: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

First indigenously developed Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine Approved by DCGI

The first-ever completely home-grown Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine has been approved by the Drug Controller General of India. The vaccine has been developed by Serum Institute of India, Pune. Serum Institute of India is also involved in the development of COVID 19 vaccine. The DCGI had given approval earlier to Serum Institute of India to ..

ICMR recommends hydroxy-chloroquine for high-risk coronavirus cases

The national task force for COVID-19 constituted by Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has recommended hydroxy-chloroquine as a preventive drug for high-risk cases, who are infected by coronavirus. The medication should be given to the asymptomatic healthcare workers, who are under high risk by serving the infected patients. It is also recommended to asymptomatic ..

Delhi high court bans online sale of medicines across India

In a landmark ruling, the Delhi High Court has ordered a ban on the sale of medicines online by e-pharmacists across India and has directed the Delhi government and the Centre to put the order into effect immediately. The order was passed by a division bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V Kameswar ..