Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicClinical trials

Topic: clinical trials

India’s 1st Covid nasal spray FabiSpray aimed at high-risk adults, doesn’t let virus reach lungs

Designed to kill the coronavirus in the upper airways before it progresses to the lungs, the nitric oxide spray was approved after clinical trials on 306 Covid patients in India.

Sanofi-GSK get approval for Phase 3 clinical trial of Covid vaccine candidate in India

According to Sanofi, the Phase 3 study will include over 35,000 volunteers aged 18+ across sites in the US, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Recruitment for Covaxin clinical trials in 6-12 age group to start at AIIMS from 15 June

The Drugs Controller General of India had granted permission for conducting the phase 2/3 clinical trial of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin among children aged two to 18 years on 12 May.

AIIMS Delhi begins screening children between 2-18 years for Covaxin trials

The trial is to be conducted on 525 healthy volunteers, in which the vaccine will be given by intramuscular route in two doses at day 0 and day 28.

Who was James Lind? The man behind the first clinical trial held over 250 years ago

On the International Clinical Trial Day, here’s a look at the man behind the first clinical trial, who was prompted to launch the survey by his need to study Scurvy.

RECOVERY trial finds plasma doesn’t improve survival in hospitalised Covid patients: Lancet

The study cautions against the use of plasma therapy due to insufficient evidence on its efficacy.

Modi govt expert panel green lights clinical trial of tapeworm infection drug to treat Covid

The drug niclosamide was earlier used on patients with SARS during the 2004 outbreak, and is considered a promising option for Covid-19. 

Scientists oppose placebo trials for Covid vaccines, call them ‘unethical, inappropriate’

An expert group of WHO may have advocated for the continued use of blinded placebo-controlled studies for ‘reliable evidence’, but scientific community thinks otherwise. 

Mumbai drugmaker Lupin gets Modi govt nod to test arthritis drug Etanercept to treat Covid

The subject expert committee has granted permission to conduct phase 2 clinical trials on auto-immune drug Etanercept in Covid-19 patients. 

India’s cancer problem — not enough clinical trials and lack of access to those being done

Experts say more clinical trials are needed in India for those who’ve exhausted available treatment, and to help establish therapies that work best for Indians. But hurdles remain.

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An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.


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.