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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.
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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.
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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%.
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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.
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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.
India exports approximately Rs 730 crore-worth of paracetamol annually | Representational image | Flickr

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.
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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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Paracetamol, other drugs to battle coronavirus widely available in India for next 3 months

Paracetamol is being widely used in the treatment of coronavirus symptoms, along with antivirals and antiretrovirals.
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Modi govt could curb Paracetamol export too as lockdown continues in coronavirus-hit China

Paracetamol could be added to the government’s list of 12 APIs, including antibiotics, vitamins and hormone pills, for export restrictions.
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The cult of Saridon in India

For over 4 decades, Saridon has been a one-pop solution to all headaches.  After a brief ban, it's back on the counter.

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Is it ‘shirk from home’? Jury’s still out as Europe begins working from home again

There is no evidence yet of mass remote work’s impact in the longer term on company productivity, but the current outlook is mixed at best.

Harley Davidson to discontinue sales and manufacturing operations in India

Harley’s decision comes weeks after Toyota Motor Corp. said it won’t expand further in India due to the country’s high tax regime.

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File photo of Army Chief General M.M. Naravane at Leh to review security situation and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh | Photo: Twitter/@adgpi

Indian soldiers at LAC have go-ahead to open fire in self-defence, India tells China

With no signs of disengagement on the ground in Ladakh, where India and China have been locked in a stand-off since April, both sides will stay dug in during the region’s bitter winter too.
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Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?