There are currently nine vaccine candidates in late-stage human trials, although pharma giant AstraZeneca paused their trials after a volunteer developed an unexplained illness.
Holy Grail: Vaccine made from mosquito spit could protect people from all kinds of vector borne diseases
The initial results from the trial showed that an Anopheles mosquito-based vaccine was safe and it triggered antibody and cellular responses.
On 1 May, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals said it has become the first company in India to receive approval from Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) to conduct clinical trials of Favipiravir antiviral tablets for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
India's $15 billion a year pharma industry, the world's largest source of cheap generics, is already reeling from a string of drug recalls and quality control issues which have called into question the regulator's oversight.<br />
Fat deposits around the heart - which can be spotted through simple CT scans - can help predict the risk of death in patients with chronic kidney disease, research shows.
The report by parliament's health committee painted a chaotic picture of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), which oversees the licensing, marketing and trials of drugs in India.