Food and Drug Administration Current Affairs, GK & News

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 Institute of India and Moderna have also applied for the Emergency Use Authorisation of COVID-19 ..

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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 treat COVID-19 in active cases. These antibodies when injected into the patients boost their immune ..

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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 that cause genetic mutation and eventually result in cancer. The genotoxic compounds can cause direct ..

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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 fiscal 2019 since exports to China increased by 25.6 per cent and the imports declined ..

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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 the doctors of IAF and developed in house by Directorate of Information Technology (DIT) with ..

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