Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicAntibiotics

Topic: antibiotics

Superbugs on the rise, India must regulate antibiotics to avert disaster

Since the 1980s, no new antibiotic has entered the market. We must safeguard existing antibiotics until viable alternatives are found.

Drug resistance could kill 1 crore people every year by 2050 across the world: UN

UN report on Antimicrobial Resistance says drug resistance may cause economic damage similar to 2008 crisis, force 2.4 cr people into poverty.

These common antibiotics have new side-effects & will now come with warnings

India's drug watchdog tells manufacturers of Cefixime, Cefotaxime, Ofloxacin and 4 other drugs to ensure warnings on leaflets in drug packets. 

Viruses could be the best bet for fighting antibiotic-resistant superbugs

As antimicrobial resistance continues to rise, we're racing against time to figure out the next-best solution to battling superbugs.

Discarded antibiotics make a comeback as fight against superbugs gathers pace

Move assumes significance as WHO has termed antibiotic resistance as one of the ‘biggest threats’ to global health.

Superbugs win another round after pharma giant quits antibiotics battle

The fight against life-threatening infections suffered another blow when one of the world’s biggest drugmakers waved the white flag.

Ants may just save the world from antibiotic resistance

Not only do ants produce their own antimicrobial agents, but they can also encourage other beneficial microbes to grow.

Nine young Pakistanis make it to Forbes Asia’s list of ‘30 under 30’

Glimpses of Bhagat Singh's final days in Pakistan opened to the public for the first time; and Pakistan’s antibiotics consumption up by 65%.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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