Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: FDA

If our drugs work, they will likely be effective on Covid-22, Covid-24 too

Our idea of targeting protein to fight coronavirus worked. We not only found multiple drugs that might fight SARS-CoV-2, we learned how and why.

US drug authority warns Americans not to pop hydroxychloroquine pills without prescription

US FDA has highlighted side-effects of HCQ, especially on the heart, and said its use should be restricted to clinical trials or some hospitalised Covid-19 cases.

US FDA lifts curbs on India’s Ipca Labs to source malaria drug for COVID-19 treatment

Ipca Laboratories has been allowed to supply tablets as well as raw materials for making chloroquine phosphate & hydroxychloroquine sulphate.

Swiss firm Roche gets COVID-19 test license, India’s Mylab and Trivitron await govt nod

Once approved, these kits will be sold to private diagnostic chains such as Dr. Lal Path Labs, SRL Labs, Metropolis Healthcare among others to start community testing.

After decaf and low-sugar drinks, it’s time for low-nicotine cigarettes

A New York-based company is seeking FDA's nod to market cigarettes with 95% less nicotine than conventional ones.

US approves first medicine for treatment of ‘rare’ thyroid eye disease

The medicine approved by US Food and Drug Administration is called Tepezza, which is manufactured by Irish drugmaker Horizon Therapeutics. 

US warns of serious respiratory problems with two top neurological drugs used in India

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Vitamin E acetate in vaping liquid : What’s safe in your diet might not be in your lungs

Inhaling oils and other lipids can lead to deposition of oily droplets in lungs.

Indian drugmakers aren’t losing sleep despite getting a record 23 warnings from US FDA

American drug regulator FDA has issued warning letters to India’s top firms such as Lupin, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Torrent Pharmaceuticals, Aurobindo & Cadila.

Major Indian drugmakers receive FDA warning over quality issues, tainted supplies

Cadila Healthcare, Glenmark Pharma and Lupin Ltd. are the latest medicine makers to be reprimanded by the US health care watchdog.

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Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
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.