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DCGI asks doctors to advise patients against use of Pholcodine cough syrups

The DCGI has issued an alert on cough and cold remedies containing Pholcodine due to safety concerns triggering severe allergic reactions.

DCGI has asked doctors to advise patients to stop taking pholcodine containing cough syrups and cold remedies and suggest an alternative to treat their symptoms. (Representative Photo)
Published on Jul 20, 2023 01:21 PM IST

Test cough syrups meant for exports on priority: DCGI

DCGI on Wednesday directed state drugs regulators and government laboratories to test cough syrup samples meant for exports “on top priority” and issue reports at the earliest.

Outside the office of Marion Biotech in Noida. (Reuters)
Updated on May 25, 2023 12:34 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Covovax to be available on CoWIN as booster dose soon. Check details

Covovax is likely to be available on the portal in a few days at a price of ₹225 per dose plus applicable GST.

Covovax can be administered to those who have already vaccinated with Covishield or Covaxin. (AFP)
Published on Apr 10, 2023 05:00 PM IST

Serum institute seeks to add Covovax on CoWIN portal as booster dose for adults

Last month, COVID-19 Working Group also recommended to the health ministry inclusion of Covovax on the CoWIN portal as a heterologous booster dose for adults.

The letter was written by Prakash Kumar Singh, Director, Serum Institute of India (SII) on March 27, they said.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Apr 03, 2023 08:10 PM IST

Gambia deaths: Expert dismisses fears about Indian cough syrups

Gambia alleged that kidney injuries linked to India-made paracetamol syrup caused 66 child deaths in the past three months.

Gambia President Adama Barrow on Friday said that the situation is presently under control with only two diagnoses in the last two weeks.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Oct 08, 2022 02:03 PM IST
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