USFDA Current Affairs, GK & News

India’s Pharma Exports in 2021-22

India’s pharma sector recorded its best-ever export performance in 2021-22. What is the growth of India’s Pharma sector? India’s pharma sector witnessed a growth of 103% since 2013-14, from Rs. 90, 415 crores in 2013-14 to Rs. 1,83,422 crore in 2021-22. India’s pharma exports in 2021-22 sustained positive growth despite the global trade disruptions. The ..

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Conditional market approval for Covaxin, Covishield

The Drug regulator in India has granted conditional market approval for the COVISHIELD and COVAXIN vaccines. This means that the private hospitals shall administer the vaccines. However, the vaccines will not be available in retail medical stores. What is conditional market authorisation? The Serum Institute vaccine COVISHELD and Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN were administered in the ..

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Biological E will manufacture Johnson and Johnson COVID Vaccine in India

Biological E is to produce Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine along with its own vaccine. This is to boost the overall vaccine production of the country. Background A new Vaccine partnership was unveiled at the first Quad Summit. The four Quad countries namely India, Australia, US and Japan decided to pool their resources. They also ..

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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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