Wednesday, 18 May, 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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Forget Gyanvapi for a moment, Varanasi needs justice for a recent carnage: 2006 IM bombings

The real victim of the Varanasi bombing investigation has been the idea of justice. It's more lethal than any bombs the Indian Mujahideen planted.
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Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.

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China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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