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DGCI denies emergency use nod to Sputnik-Light vaccine

India's drug regulator has refused to grant emergency-use authorisation to single-dose COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik-Light, while ruling out the need for the conduct of the phase-3 trial of the Russian......

Cipla gets nod to import Moderna vaccine for emergency use in India

India's drug regulator Drugs Controller General of India has granted permission to Mumbai-based pharmaceutical company Cipla to import Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for restricted emergency use in the......

Delta plus: New Covid variant identified in India

The highly transmissible Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 has mutated further to form the 'Delta plus' or 'AY.1' variant but there is no immediate cause for concern in India as its incidence in the......

FAQ: Is it safe to take antibody cocktail for Covid-19?

According to medical practitioners, the treatment is especially useful in controlling disease among those who have not received the vaccine or got only one shot and also the high-risk contacts of a......

Covaxin phase 3 trial data to be published in July: Bharat Biotech

Hyderabad-based vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech, which is carrying out its phase 3 trial will publish the data in July following that the company will be applying for the full licensure of......

Govt caps trade margin on oxygen concentrators at 70%

The government has capped the trade margin on oxygen concentrators at 70 per cent in order to keep in check the price of the much in demand critical life saving component amid the second wave of......

How complex is the process of getting approval for a vaccine?

Vaccine development is a long process to ensure safety and efficacy through different stages and involves regulatory supervision every step of the way. Ruchika Chitravanshi takes you through......

Serum Institute to start phase-2 trials of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

The institute expects to complete both, phase-2 and 3 trials in India by the end of this year. Pune's Serum Institute of India (SII) is all set to start phase-2 clinical trials of the Oxford......

Glenmark's favipiravir under fire for 'misguided' claims of Covid-19 drug

The Drug Controller General of India has sent a letter to the Glenmark seeking clarifications on pricing as well as claims of therapeutic efficacy. While Glenmark has claimed this drug is effective......

Every 3rd tablet in the US market is from India

India lost its competitive advantage as China gave fiscal benefits to its local manufacturers. Besides, recent policy flip-flops have, however, dented India’s image as the ‘pharmacy of......

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