Oral Dose Of Remdesivir To Soon Hit Markets: Research
Gilead Sciences, the developers of Remdesivir, promising treatment against Covid-19, created a modified version of the medicine. The company, as per reports, has partnered with researchers at Georgia State University, where they have found the medicine to be highly effective in surpassing SARS-CoV-2 replication and transmission in animals when given orally. "It would be groundbreaking in improving patient access to treatment early after… read-more
Tags: covid 19, Noval corona virus, SARs-CoV-2 virus, Georgia university, REMDESIVIR
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Remdesivir Likely To Get Dropped From COVID Treatment Over Inefficacy
Popular antiviral drug Remdesivir is being considered to be dropped from COVID-19 treatment due to lack of evidence in effectiveness, informed Ganga Ram Hospital Chairman DS Rana. He said, "There is no such evidence regarding Remdesivir that works in COVID-19 treatment. Medicines that do not... work, will have to be discontinued". Recently, plasma therapy has been dropped from the treatment due to the same reason.
Tags: Covid-19, REMDESIVIR, DS Rana, plasma therapy
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Union Minister: About 76 Lakh Remdesivir Vial Allocated To Various States And UTs
Union Minister Sadananda Gowda tweeted a document revealing the allocation of Remdesivir vials to various States and UTs from April 23 to May 23. A substantial increase has been made in overall production and allocation' of the drug, he added. He asked the States and UTs to monitor the distribution of drug in govt and private hospitals. The data states 76 Lakh Remdesivir vials allocated to the States and UTs.
Tags: REMDESIVIR, Covid-19, States Government, Union Territory, union ministry
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Delhi HC Asks Centre, Delhi Govt About Remdesivir Crisis In Capital
The Delhi HC on April 27 questioned the Centre and Delhi government over scarcity of COVID-19 drug Remdesivir in Delhi. Noting that when entire procurement is done by the Centre and only hospitals can administer them, the court said how patients will get the drug if only beds are not available. The court heard a lawyer’s plea who received only three of six required Remdesivir doses due to shortage.
Tags: Delhi, REMDESIVIR, Delhi High Court, Centre
Courtesy: The Economic Times
Centre To Provide 4.35L Doses Of Remdesivir To Maharashtra
The Centre has approved a supply of 4,35,000 vials of Remdesivir doses to Maharashtra, accepting CM Uddhav Thackrey's request. To be supplied by April 30, the antiviral drug will enhance Maharashtra's fight against COVID-19. CM Uddhav thanked PM Narendra Modi for the supply approval. The Chief Minister's Office (CMO) also stated that earlier 2,69,000 vials of Remdesivir were approved by the central government to the state.
Tags: Uddhav Thackeray, Maharashtra , REMDESIVIR, Narendra Modi
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MP: Two Doctors, Three Staff Booked Under Black Marketing Of Remdesivir
Two doctors and three others have been arrested for allegedly black marketing Remdesivir in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur. Reportedly, the doctors used to sell Remdesivir to the people at high prices considering the demand. Four Remdesivir vials, Rs 10,400 cash and six mobile phones have been recovered by the police. However, a case has been registered under IPC sections 420 (cheating), 188 (disobedience) and 34 (common intention).
Tags: Madhya Pradesh, REMDESIVIR, Jabalpur, Black market
Courtesy: The New Indian Express
Web Search For 'Remdesivir', 'RC-PTR Test', 'Oxygen Cylinder' Increases
A recent data collected by Google and various analytics sites have suggested that internet searches for COVID-related terms such as Remdesivir injections, RT-PCR tests, oxygen cylinders, and hospital beds have increased. Reportedly, the term “remdesivir near me” was searched most in Maharashtra while Delhi searched “oxygen cylinder near me” the most. Moreover, the search volume of these words soared in the week ending April 17.
Tags: Google Analytics, Google search, REMDESIVIR, oxygen cylinders, Coronavirus Vaccines
Courtesy: Indian Express
Nagpur Police Nabs Two For Selling Water In Remdesivir Vials
Maharashtra’s Nagpur police have arrested two X-ray technicians for allegedly selling water in Remdesivir vials. The technicians, Abhilash Petkar and Aniket Namdeshwar quoted Rs 40,000 for the doses and later agreed for Rs 28,000 to an attendee, whose patient was admitted. The attendee, on suspicion approached the police which then uncovered the scam. The police have registered a case and further investigation is underway.
Tags: REMDESIVIR, Maharashtra , Nagpur, Sakkardara, Covid-19
Courtesy: The Tribune
COVID: MP Govt Airlifts Remdesivir To Various Districts Amidst Crisis
The Madhya Pradesh government on April 20 airlifted at least 15,000 vials of the anti-viral Remdesivir drug to various districts from Indore. Reportedly, this was the third time in last five days that MP government deployed aircrafts/helicopters to deliver the essential drugs to different parts of the state. Notably, the state witnessed acute shortage of the drug while arresting a number of people for black-marketing.
Tags: Airlift, REMDESIVIR, Madhya Pradesh, COVID-19 outbreak
Courtesy: The Economic Times
Shiv Sena MLA Says To Put Coronavirus In Ex-Maha CM Fadnavis' Mouth
Shiv Sena MLA Sanjay Gaikwad has sparked a controversy after stating to put coronavirus in former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis' mouth. Gaikwad made the statement while saying that Fadnavis and BJP were doing petty politics over the supply of Remdesivir injections to Maharashtra. He also accused the Centre of deliberately keeping Remdesivir away from Maharashtra. Meanwhile, BJP workers have staged a strong protest against the contentious… read-more
Tags: Maharashtra , BJP, Shiv Sena, Sanjay Gaikwad, Devendra Fadnavis, REMDESIVIR
Courtesy: Deccan Herald