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From Merck’s Molnupiravir to Glenmark’s nasal spray, over 20 new drugs in pipeline for COVID-19
India

From Merck’s Molnupiravir to Glenmark’s nasal spray, over 20 new drugs in pipeline for COVID-19

While the market for these drugs may not be huge at present due to a drop in COVID-19 cases and extended timelines, experts believe that these drugs will help control future waves and protect people with weak immunity

Odisha govt orders probe into 'spurious' COVID-19 medicines in Bhubaneswar, 5 other districts
India

Odisha govt orders probe into 'spurious' COVID-19 medicines in Bhubaneswar, 5 other districts

Officials said that 'spurious' tablets of Favipiravir were seized in Bolangir, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Rourkela and Bhubaneswar districts on 11 June

States must form special teams to 'mercilessly' clamp down on black market of COVID-19 drugs: Centre to SC
India

States must form special teams to 'mercilessly' clamp down on black market of COVID-19 drugs: Centre to SC

In an affidavit, the Centre said the DCGI has communicated to all state drugs controllers to take strict action against hoarding and black marketing of drugs like remdesivir

Delhi govt sets up two control rooms for monitoring supply of 'COVID-19 management drugs'
India

Delhi govt sets up two control rooms for monitoring supply of 'COVID-19 management drugs'

In an order on Monday, the govt said that the move sought to address reports of 'acute shortage of the medicines due to a sudden rise in cases' in the National Capital

Search for effective COVID-19 treatments faltered as vaccine research soared
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Search for effective COVID-19 treatments faltered as vaccine research soared

Even with a handful of available treatments efforts, to repurpose other drugs or discover new ones have not had much success

Anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine ineffective against coronavirus, reveal UK RECOVERY Trials
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Anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine ineffective against coronavirus, reveal UK RECOVERY Trials

The results of the study, published by NEJM, showed that COVID-19 patients who did not need mechanical ventilation to begin with had a higher likelihood of needing ventilation or dying when they were put on hydroxychloroquine

Antibody drug could prevent COVID-19 hospitalizations, says Eli Lilly based on partial trial results
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Antibody drug could prevent COVID-19 hospitalizations, says Eli Lilly based on partial trial results

The drug may keep mild to moderately ill COVID-19 patients from hospitalized, a goal no current COVID-19 drug has managed to do.

Zenara Pharma gets DCGI approval to sell Favipiravir tablet Favizen to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 infections
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Zenara Pharma gets DCGI approval to sell Favipiravir tablet Favizen to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 infections

The company is in talks with various institutions to make the tablets available at discounted or no cost to underprivileged patients.

Novartis to make no profit on 15 drugs to treat COVID-19 symptoms in low-income countries
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Novartis to make no profit on 15 drugs to treat COVID-19 symptoms in low-income countries

These include medicines ranging from antibiotics and steroids to diarrhea pills to 79 countries on the World Bank’s list of low- and lower-middle-income nations.

Everything you need to know about Favipiravir, the potential drug for COVID-19 treatment
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Everything you need to know about Favipiravir, the potential drug for COVID-19 treatment

Favipiravir is a broad-spectrum antiviral drug that was originally made to treat the flu in Japan.

Coronavirus Outbreak: US becomes world's first country to record over 2,000 COVID-19 deaths in single day
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Coronavirus Outbreak: US becomes world's first country to record over 2,000 COVID-19 deaths in single day

The COVID-19 positive cases in the United States are now more than the other top countries taken together: Spain (158,000), Italy (147,000), Germany (122,000) and France (112,000).

Donald Trump says 10 COVID-19 drugs under clinical trial in US as part of govt's 'unprecedented' effort to find solution to coronavirus outbreak
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Donald Trump says 10 COVID-19 drugs under clinical trial in US as part of govt's 'unprecedented' effort to find solution to coronavirus outbreak

Responding to questions, Vice President Mike Pence said the US was having four separate clinical trials on the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine.

COVID-19 India Roundup: Cases cross 5,000, hotspots in UP and East Delhi sealed, lockdown likely to be lifted in phases
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COVID-19 India Roundup: Cases cross 5,000, hotspots in UP and East Delhi sealed, lockdown likely to be lifted in phases

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), 5,194 cases have been confirmed so far, 773 of which were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

Are anti-malaria drugs really a game changer for coronavirus patients?
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Are anti-malaria drugs really a game changer for coronavirus patients?

In approving hydroxychloroquine, ICMR emphasized that it was only for health workers and caregivers treating sick family members.