Pharmaceuticals: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Indians featured in the Medicine Maker Power List 2020

G V Prasad and Kiran Mazumdar Shaw made it into the Medicine Maker Power List 2020 which celebrates 60 great minds. About the List The Power List is published under the Medicine Maker of Texere Publishing Ltd, the life science publisher. The 2020 Power List celebrates 60 great minds from around the world for their ..

Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray

Experts dismissed recent claims in the social media that Indian chemist, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray, was behind the discovery of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine. About Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray was an Indian chemist, industrialist, historian, educationist and philanthropist born in 1861. He is considered as the Father of Chemical Sciences in India. He was the first ..

US FDA orders the disposal of Ranitidine

After months of study, the FDA has concluded that the ranitidine drug contains unacceptable levels of carcinogenic impurities and called for its disposal. About the Issue The US Food and Drug Administration had tested the drug ranitidine over several months for presence of impurities. It discovered the presence of a carcinogenic substance called NDMA. It ..

NSAIDs

In light of the warning about use of ibuprofen by COVID-19 patients from the health ministry of France, medical experts have criticised the issuance of public health warning without solid base. About NSAIDs NSAIDs or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are those medications used for reducing pain (analgesic), decreasing fever (anti-pyretic), preventing blood clots (anti-thrombotic) and decreasing ..

Glycol Poisoning

Cough syrup (Coldbest PC) manufactured by a Himachal Pradesh-based company was found to contain diethylene glycol. The syrup is alleged to be the reason behind the 11 deaths in J&K. Symptoms of Glycol Poisoning: Glycol is toxic to humans and other animals. Symptoms of glycol poisoning includes abdominal pain, intoxication, vomiting, headaches, seizures, decrease in ..