Covid

Dr Reddy Labs launches 2-DG oral anti-COVID drug commercially

In the initial weeks, the company will make the drug available in hospitals across metros and tier I cities, and subsequently expand coverage to the rest of India. yderabad: Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. on Monday announced the commercial launch of 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG), which it will supply to major Government as well as private hospitals across India, under the brand name 2DGTM. In the initial weeks, the company will make the drug available in hospitals across metros and tier I cities, and subsequently expand coverage to

Mask-free and ‘low risk’, Italy welcomes milestone

In a decree that took effect Monday, the health ministry for the first time classified each of Italy’s 20 regions as “white”, signifying low risk, under the country’s colour-coded classification system that evaluates Covid-19 risk. All of Italy became a mask-free, “low-risk” zone for corona virus on Monday, marking a dramatic milestone for the first European country to be hit by the global pandemic in February 2020. In a decree that took effect Monday, the health ministry for the first time classified each of Italy’s

AstraZeneca on track to meet Southeast Asia vaccine orders

AstraZeneca said Thailand, which is manufacturing its vaccine locally, will have received its agreed quota of 6 million doses within this month, while export to other Southeast Asian countries will start in early July. Drugmaker AstraZeneca said on Monday it was on schedule to meet its commitments for supplying coronavirus vaccines in Southeast Asia, after some initial delays in regional production and delivery. AstraZeneca said Thailand, which is manufacturing its vaccine locally, will have received its agreed quota of 6 million doses within this month, while export

EU Green Pass: SII applies to EMA for inclusion of Covishield in approved jabs list

The EMA, which is the agency of the European Union responsible for the evaluation and supervision of medicinal products, has approved only four Covid-19 vaccines so far: Comirnaty (BioNTech-Pfizer), Moderna, Vaxzevria (Oxford-AstraZeneca) and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). The Serum Institute of India (SII) has applied to the European Medicines Agency (EMA)-the regulatory body of Europe for the inclusion of SII manufactured Covishield in the list of approved vaccines for the EU ‘Green Pass.’ The pass is required for easy travel to and within the EU

India OKs vax for pregnant women, charts road ahead

Medical experts have now suggested a host of measures to ensure safe Covid-19 vaccination of pregnant women, just days after the Centre said they can be given the shots. Pune: Medical experts have now suggested a host of measures to ensure safe Covid-19 vaccination of pregnant women, just days after the Centre said they can be given the shots. Experts, who for months have been saying pregnant women should be given Covid vaccines, said besides exclusive drives, officials should arrange for on-site consultations by

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