Monday, 17 January, 2022
TopicAntibiotics

Topic: antibiotics

There’s a silent pandemic going on. And Indian govt and states are racing to curb it

Untreated hospital wastewater is a heady cocktail of antibiotics and other drugs, and can be a hotspot for drug-resistant pathogens known as superbugs.

China targeting India? Import costs of paracetamol, antibiotics ingredients see 100% jump

Experts believe hiking prices could be Chinese response to the Modi government’s Profit Linked Incentive scheme, which seeks to achieve self-dependence in API production.

Diphtheria bacteria developing antibiotic resistance, could make vaccine less effective: Study

Study by health ministry experts, along with Cambridge University & other Indian institutes, finds that bacteria samples have shown resistance to some commonly used antibiotics.

Stop harming yourself with cold and flu antibiotics

Antibiotics are among our most commonly used drugs. But they seldom help.

Nigerian drug regulator blacklists Gujarat pharma company for ‘substandard’ antibiotics

In a letter to Gujarat pharma company Mars Remedies, the Nigerian drug regulator said the firm manufactured 'falsified' Ciprofloxacin 500mg tablets.

Why there are so many antibiotics and so few antivirals in the world

Viruses use our own cells to multiply, making it harder to kill them. It is also why we are struggling to create an antiviral for SARS-CoV-2.

What are APIs and how they threaten India’s status of a ‘pharmacy to the world’

Despite being a leading supplier of medicines to several countries, India is highly dependent on China for raw materials even to produce medicines as basic as Crocin.

India’s production of paracetamol, top antibiotics could be hit by China coronavirus crisis

Indian drugmakers import 70% of total bulk drugs from China and supply of these raw materials to produce medicines could be hit if coronavirus spreads through that country.

Researchers prove bacteria can avoid antibiotics by changing shape inside humans

Not only does antibiotic resistance cause an estimated 700,000 deaths a year, but it also makes numerous infections harder to treat.

Superbugs resistant to last-resort drugs infecting the Yamuna, says study

Some of these bacterial communities are resistant to drugs used to treat diseases such as tuberculosis and conjunctivitis.

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RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.

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File photo of Indian and Chinese troops disengaging from the banks of the Pangong lake area in eastern Ladakh | ANI

These Chinese fears about India ‘choking’ key road are holding up Hot Springs disengagement

A 13-hour meeting of Indian and Chinese military commanders held last week ended without an agreement, and further talks are expected to be held.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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