WHO Essential Medicines List Current Affairs, GK & News

GoI lifts ban on Paracetamol API exports

On May 28, 2020, the Government of India lifted the ban on export of paracetamol Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients. Highlights The removal of ban will now allow the export of pharmaceutical ingredients used for COVID-19 treatment. In order to achieve this, the GoI has amended Section 3 of Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) act, 1992. The ..

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WHO launches first biosimilar medicine to treat Breast Cancer

On December 18, 2019, the World Health Organization launched its first biosimilar medicine to treat breast cancer. The WHO intends to make the expensive, life-saving treatment affordable for women all over the world. Highlights WHO launched a biosimilar medicine “Trastuzumab” in order to treat breast cancers. It is an antibody that shows high efficacy in ..

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AWaRe to Guide Antibiotic Use

The World Health Organization (WHO) has created a new tool AWaRe (for Access, Watch, and Reserve) to limit the use of drugs associated with the highest risk of resistance and to increase the use of antibiotics in countries where supply and availability are low. AWaRe Tool Developed by the WHO Essential Medicines List, AWaRe aims ..

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WHO launches AWaRe tool to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently launched a global campaign urging governments all across the world to adopt its new online tool called AWaRe (Access, Watch and Reserve), which is aimed at guiding policy-makers and health workers of country to reduce spread of antimicrobial resistance, adverse events and costs. This AWaRe tool was developed by ..

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