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New COVID-19 treatment rules: India cuts down use of Remdesivir, Tocilizumab, multivitamins, steroids
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New COVID-19 treatment rules: India cuts down use of Remdesivir, Tocilizumab, multivitamins, steroids

According to the new guidelines, Remdesivir may be considered only in patients who have completed 10 days since the start of the symptoms and require supplemental oxygen.

ICMR says Molnupiravir has major safety concerns, not included in national protocol for COVID-19 treatment
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ICMR says Molnupiravir has major safety concerns, not included in national protocol for COVID-19 treatment

Dr Balram Bhargava, director-general of ICMR, said that contraceptive methods should be used for three months if the drug is administered to women since the child may have problems

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

WHO recommends antibody treatment for COVID-19 infected people who have a high risk of hospitalisation
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WHO recommends antibody treatment for COVID-19 infected people who have a high risk of hospitalisation

The Regeneron cocktail of synthetic antibodies - casirivimab and imdevimab - has been found to reduce the risk of hospitalisation for unvaccinated, elderly or immunosuppressed patients with Covid.

Dr Reddy's DRDO-produced drug 2DG launches commercially: Cost, production, efficacy
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Dr Reddy's DRDO-produced drug 2DG launches commercially: Cost, production, efficacy

The drug comes in powder form in a sachet of 2.34 g and the MRP has been fixed at Rs 990.

New software enables early identification of COVID-19 patients who may need ventilator support
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New software enables early identification of COVID-19 patients who may need ventilator support

The algorithm was developed by the Foundation for Innovations in Health, Kolkata and SEED division of the Department of Science and Technology.

No GST on black fungus medicines, 5% tax on vaccines to stay: Complete list of tax cuts on COVID essentials
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No GST on black fungus medicines, 5% tax on vaccines to stay: Complete list of tax cuts on COVID essentials

The Council stated that tax cuts will remain in effect till 30 September, and can be extended further upon nearing the deadline

COVID-19 impact: Odisha techie airlifted to Chennai for treatment after kin raise Rs 70 lakh via crowdfunding
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COVID-19 impact: Odisha techie airlifted to Chennai for treatment after kin raise Rs 70 lakh via crowdfunding

The 24-year-old techie had contracted COVID-19 while taking care of his corona-positive parents. He later developed pneumonia and septicaemia in the lungs and requires a lung transplant to stay alive

Unseen Warriors of COVID: In UP's Bijnor, paramedics and local doctors help villagers wary of hospitals
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Unseen Warriors of COVID: In UP's Bijnor, paramedics and local doctors help villagers wary of hospitals

From checking up on patients showing symptoms of COVID-19, to providing them with medicines at low cost, physicians and paramedic staff provided the much-needed care as Bijnor battled the second wave

Roche launches COVID-19 'Antibody Cocktail' in India at Rs 59,750 per dose; Cipla to market drug in country
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Roche launches COVID-19 'Antibody Cocktail' in India at Rs 59,750 per dose; Cipla to market drug in country

In a joint statement, the pharma giants said that the second batch of the Antibody Cocktail (Casirivimab and Imdevimab) will be available by mid-June

Will COVID-19 third wave hit children hard? Health ministry issues guidelines; all you need to know
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Will COVID-19 third wave hit children hard? Health ministry issues guidelines; all you need to know

These guidelines are categorised on the basis of severity of the infection: mild and asymptomatic, moderate and severe.

No evidence of Remdesivir's effectiveness, might be dropped as COVID-19 treatment: Dr DS Rana
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No evidence of Remdesivir's effectiveness, might be dropped as COVID-19 treatment: Dr DS Rana

Ganga Ram hospital Chairperson Dr DS Rana said, "Medicines that do not have any activity to work, will have to be discontinued."

Manipuri journalist and activist arrested under NSA for FB posts rejecting cow dung, urine as cure for COVID-19
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Manipuri journalist and activist arrested under NSA for FB posts rejecting cow dung, urine as cure for COVID-19

Journalist Kishorchandra Wangkhem and activist Erendro Leichombam were granted bail on Monday for their social media posts, but the government subsequently invoked the NSA to re-arrest them

Separate wards, medical teams in Maharashtra hospitals to treat Mucormycosis, says Rajesh Tope
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Separate wards, medical teams in Maharashtra hospitals to treat Mucormycosis, says Rajesh Tope

The state government has decided to set up separate wards as treatment for Mucormycosis, also known as black fungus infection, needed ophthalmologists, ENT specialists, neuro and plastic surgeons, etc, under the same roof

'You are looting people': Kerala HC slams private hospitals, lauds LDF govt's price cap on COVID-19 treatment
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'You are looting people': Kerala HC slams private hospitals, lauds LDF govt's price cap on COVID-19 treatment

The Pinarayi Vijayan government has capped the price of the general ward at Rs 2,500, which includes nursing, boarding, blood transfusion, and oxygen services

DCGI approves DRDO's drug that helps reduce oxygen dependency in COVID-19 patients
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DCGI approves DRDO's drug that helps reduce oxygen dependency in COVID-19 patients

The drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) comes in powder form in a sachet and is taken orally by dissolving it in water, the defence ministry said

Centre asks Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech to lower prices of COVID-19 vaccines
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Centre asks Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech to lower prices of COVID-19 vaccines

The decision comes after many state governments have objected to different prices of the vaccines, with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying this is not time for "profiteering"

COVID-19 vaccine pricing policy 'unfair': Tamil Nadu CM writes to PM, urges Centre to supply doses
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COVID-19 vaccine pricing policy 'unfair': Tamil Nadu CM writes to PM, urges Centre to supply doses

In a letter to Narendra Modi, K Palaniswami said the differential pricing mechanism placed a higher financial burden on states

COVID-19 second wave: Don't panic, use oxygen judiciously; Centre tells state govts and hospitals
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COVID-19 second wave: Don't panic, use oxygen judiciously; Centre tells state govts and hospitals

Addressing a press briefing, NITI Aayog's Dr VK Paul said considering the current COVID-19 situation, people should wear a mask even while at home and avoid stepping out unnecessarily.

COVID-19 vaccine: US to send 'urgently required' raw material to manufacture Covishield in India
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COVID-19 vaccine: US to send 'urgently required' raw material to manufacture Covishield in India

The Biden administration had earlier come under criticism from several quarters for not releasing surplus COVID-19 vaccines to India, which is experiencing its worst-ever public health crisis