Food and Drug Administration

First Drug to Delay Type 1 Diabetes

The US Food and Drug Administration recently approved Tzield – the first drug to delay the onset of Type 1 diabetes. What is Type 1 Diabetes? Type 1 diabetes is a chronic medical condition in which the pancreas produces little ..



What is Emergency Use Authorization?

Recently, several drug makers are seeking Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) for the COVID-19 vaccine. Pfizer had applied for the EUA in UK and has been approved by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency of the country. Also, the Serum ..


Convalescent Plasma Therapy to be used against COVID-19

The US Food and Drug Administration recently approved the use of convalescent plasma therapy for treating severely critical COVID-19 patients. Convalescent Plasma Therapy Convalescent plasma therapy would make use of antibodies developed in the blood plasma of recovered patients to ..

FDA investigating genotoxic compounds in drugs

The US Food and Drug Administration has been on the look out for genotoxic compounds contamination in some drugs used for dealing with diabetes. The FDA had found instances of genotoxin contamination in drugs like Zantac. Genotoxic compounds are those ..

Strategy Paper of Ministry of Commerce to bridge Trade Deficit with China

The Strategy Paper of the Ministry of Commerce has outlined measures to bridge the trade deficit with China. India’s Trade Deficit with China Over the last decade, India’s trade deficit with China had increased rapidly. But the deficit narrowed in ..

Indian Air Force launchs an innovative mobile health App ‘MedWatch’

On the occasion of 86th anniversary, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has launched an innovative mobile health App named ‘MedWatch’ in keeping with the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Digital India, Ayushman Bharat and Mission Indradhanush’. The app is conceived by ..