USFDA Current Affairs, GK & News

Why is GoI fast tracking the Emergency use of foreign made COVID-19 Vaccines?

The Government of India recently announced that it is speeding up the Emergency Usage Approvals of foreign made COVID-19 vaccines. This includes COVID-19 vaccines that have been granted Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) in other countries. Role of NEGVAC in the approval The foreign vaccines for EUA were recommended by the National Expert Group on Vaccine ..

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FDA approves ADHD Drugs

The FDA of the US recently approved the ADHD drug for treating patients in the age group of 6 to 17 years. ADHD is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The ADHD drug belongs to a group of medicines called stimulants. These drugs work by increasing the activity of the brain. Several controversies have arisen in the ..

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WHO: A Traditional Medicine Centre to be set up in India

On November 13, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that it is to set up a traditional medicine centre in India. Key Highlights The announcement of establishing the centre was made during the inaugural ceremony of two future ready Ayurveda institutions. These institutions were inaugurated in Jamnagar and Jaipur. The Institute of Teaching and Research ..

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ICMR to allow COVID-19 vaccines with 50% efficacy

The Indian Council for Medical Research approves COVID-19 vaccines with 50-100% efficacy. According to ICMR, no respiratory vaccines have 100% efficacy. Highlights According to the World Health Organization, a vaccine should have three things namely safety, efficacy and immunogenicity. Immunogenicity is the ability of a foreign substance to trigger the immune response. Guidelines The Central ..

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Emergency Use Authorization for COVID 19 Pool Testing Issued by USFDA

The US Food and Drugs Administration has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to Quest Diagnostics that permits pool samples from up to four individuals to test for COVID 19. This is the first COVID 19 diagnostics test to be authorized for use with pooled samples. Sample polling is an important public health tool that ..

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