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DCGI approves market authorisation for Covovax as Covid booster dose

The Drug Controller General of India has approved market authorisation to COVID-19 vaccine Covovax as a heterologous booster dose for adults who have been administered two doses of Covishield or......

Uzbekistan cough syrup deaths: Noida firm loses production licence

The production licence of Noida-based pharmaceutical firm Marion Biotech, allegedly linked with the deaths of children in Uzbekistan, has been suspended while the results of its controversial cough......

In touch with Uzbek authorities: WHO on syrup deaths of 18 kids

The World Health Organisation on Friday said that it is in touch with the Uzbek authorities about the reported deaths of 18 children after consuming contaminated cough syrup made by Noida-based......

Pharma co mired in syrup deaths shuts production at Noida unit

All manufacturing activities at Marion Biotech's Noida unit have been stopped in view of reports of contamination of its cough syrup, Dok-1 Max, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on......

Cough syrup case: Central team, UP drug dept collect 6 more samples

A team of central agencies and the Uttar Pradesh drug department on Thursday carried out an inspection at the Noida office of a pharmaceutical firm whose cough syrup is allegedly linked to the......

Hard choice for MSME med device makers: Get licence by Oct 1 or shut shop

The transition of Class A and Class B medical device makers to the licensing regime by October 1 seems to be an uphill task with several small and medium manufacturers saying they are still......

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......

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