Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Topic: Diabetes

Indian drugmaker Lupin voluntarily recalls metformin variant, a diabetes drug, in US

India has said it is monitoring the US FDA updates, which said an extended-release variant of the drug had higher levels of a cancer-causing substance.

This is why some young Indians are at higher risk of Covid complications

Metabolic disorders are increasingly common among younger Indians, so the age at which Covid-19 becomes a higher risk could be much lower than 65-plus.

US drug regulator approves use of diabetes drug, also sold in India, to prevent heart attack

The drug Farxiga is sold in India by UK-based pharma giant AstraZeneca under the brand name ‘Forxiga’ to treat type 2 diabetes.

Stock of insulin, cardiac drugs dips ‘below normal’ levels as India panic buys in lockdown

States and union territories have been instructed to ensure production and supply of cardiac and anti-diabetic medicines, including insulin.

Covid-19 with diabetes is more deadly. Here’s why you must control it during lockdown and how

Endocrinologist Ambrish Mithal says if you are smart, follow the basics, and adapt to simple internet-based technology, you will emerge a winner.

No proof that drugs for heart ailments, diabetes are increasing severity of Covid-19: ICMR

ICMR has come to the conclusion ‘after review of the available information and deriving the consensus of various scientific societies and expert groups’.

Avoid ibuprofen, ICMR tells diabetes, hypertension, heart patients in Covid-19 FAQs

The advice follows a letter published in Lancet Respiratory Medicine that suggests ibuprofen can ‘aggravate’ Covid-19 infection in diabetes and hypertension patients. 

What is comorbidity — the factor that likely led to 3 COVID-19 deaths in India

All three Indians who have died of COVID-19 had underlying health conditions that are believed to have compromised their fight against the disease.

What patients of diabetes, asthma need to do to stay safe from COVID-19

Early clinical profile of COVID-19 suggests severe manifestation in people suffering from diabetes, cardiovascular conditions and lung diseases like asthma.  

Price controls more important than ever for drugs used to treat prevalent diseases: Report

The report published by Brookings India Tuesday says price control is a double-edged sword that should be carefully used for growth of industry & interest of consumers.

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.