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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

Tue, 09 Nov 2021 - 09:24 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: covid 19, Noval corona virus, SARs-CoV-2 virus, Georgia university, REMDESIVIR

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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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. 

Wed, 19 May 2021 - 09:10 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Covid-19, REMDESIVIR, DS Rana, plasma therapy

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Remdesivir allocated to various States and UTs

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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.

Sun, 16 May 2021 - 05:32 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: REMDESIVIR, Covid-19, States Government, Union Territory, union ministry

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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.

Tue, 27 Apr 2021 - 04:28 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Delhi, REMDESIVIR, Delhi High Court, Centre

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Uddhav Thackeray

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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.

Sun, 25 Apr 2021 - 10:07 AM / by Nikita Thakur

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).

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 - 01:11 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Madhya Pradesh, REMDESIVIR, Jabalpur, Black market

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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.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 - 02:27 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Google Analytics, Google search, REMDESIVIR, oxygen cylinders, Coronavirus Vaccines

Courtesy: Indian Express


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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.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 - 01:27 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: REMDESIVIR, Maharashtra , Nagpur, Sakkardara, Covid-19

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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.

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 - 07:08 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Airlift, REMDESIVIR, Madhya Pradesh, COVID-19 outbreak

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Sanjay Gaikwad (left); Devendra Fadnavis (right)

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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

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 - 01:25 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Maharashtra , BJP, Shiv Sena, Sanjay Gaikwad, Devendra Fadnavis, REMDESIVIR

Courtesy: Deccan Herald