Thursday, 27 January, 2022

Topic: Paracetamol

How desi Dolo 650 outsold MNC GSK’s Crocin, became India’s ‘favourite snack’ in Covid waves

Dolo 650 is now India’s favoured paracetamol brand, with sales of Rs 567 crore since March 2020. It’s even trending on social media and is the subject of memes.

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.

Swiss study links higher-dosage paracetamol tablets to poisoning

Based on the findings, researchers from ETH Zurich have said people should not keep popping paracetamol tablets if the recommended dose fails to ease their pain.

After Oxford Covid vaccine dosing, trial participants to be given paracetamol ‘on SOS basis’

According to studies, the prophylactic use of paracetmol can allay concerns of high fever and other febrile reactions.

Govt removes restrictions on exports of formulations made from Paracetamol

The government on 3 March had put export restrictions on 26 pharmaceutical ingredients and medicines, including paracetamol.

Azithromycin, paracetamol, other APIs see upto 190% price jump as China resumes production

Antibiotics azithromycin and ornidazole, anti-inflammatory drug nimesulide and antipyretic drug paracetamol have seen prices surge between 60 and 190%.

UK to receive first batch of 3 million paracetamol packets from India by Sunday

The shipment will coincide with a series of charter flights arranged by the UK government to fly out British residents stranded in India's Covid-19 lockdown.

Data from latest ICMR study and what Germany’s Heinsberg district reveals about Covid-19

In episode 441 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta analyses the testing data from the latest ICMR study as well as studies from Germany’s Heinsberg district, where the virus first began.

After HCQ, countries begin to call India for the humble pain and fever tablet paracetamol

India produces 5,600 metric tons of paracetamol every month while the domestic requirement is only around 200 metric tons.

Govt relaxes export curbs on 24 pharma ingredients and medicine excluding paracetamol

On 3 March, DGFT imposed export restrictions on 26 APIs and formulations, under which exporters had to obtain a licence or permission from it.

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Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

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