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Indian Doctors Prescribing Ivermectin Despite WHO Advice Against Its Use

Despite WHO’s advice to avoid consumption of anti-parasite drug Ivermectin, the drug is rampantly used in India by mild COVID-19 patients under home isolation. The orally administered drug is recommended in India’s revised national COVID-19 treatment protocol. Interestingly, the drug maker also clarified of no evidence of its efficacy against coronavirus. Meanwhile, Indian physicians suggesting Ivermectin, claimed that the drug has shown to… read-more

Wed, 12 May 2021 - 07:45 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: ivermectin, drug, Covid-19, COVID-19 DRUG, WHO, SARs-CoV-2 virus, Uttarakhand, Goa, Karnataka

Courtesy: The Hindu

DCGI General Dr. VC Somani

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DCGI Gives Emergency Use Approval To DRDO's Anti-COVID Drug

The DCGI has given an emergency use approval to the DRDO developed drug capable of curing COVID-19. The drug, in powder form to be taken orally by dissolving in water, is jointly developed by DRDO lab and Hyderabad’s Dr. Reddy's laboratory. Reportedly, using the therapeutic application of the drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG), the novel drug showed signs of faster recovery in hospitalized patients while reducing supplemental oxygen dependency… read-more

Sat, 08 May 2021 - 07:55 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: DRDO, Dr. Reddy's Laboratory, COVID-19 DRUG, COVID-19 outbreak, anti-covid drug

Courtesy: NDTV

Covid drug Coronavir has been approved by Russia to hit the markets.

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Russia Approves First Prescription Drug To Treat Mild and Moderate COVID-19 Symptoms

In a bid to control COVID-19, Russia has authorized R-Pharm's 'Coronavir' as a prescription drug for the treatment of Coronavirus. Reportedly, the drug can be used to treat COVID-19 patients with mild and moderate symptoms and the company is planning to make it available in pharmacies by next week. Russia is the first nation to have approved a prescription drug for Coronavirus.

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 - 01:38 PM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Coronavirus, coronavirus treatment, Pharmacy, COVID-19 DRUG

Courtesy: The Economic Times