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Thursday, Aug 06, 2020


Jul 28, 2020 06:00
Last week the agency issued a warning letter to Mexican manufacturer Eskbiochem SA de CV for marketing sanitiser containing more than 80% methanol and falsely claiming that it was “FDA approved”. read more
Jul 20, 2020 01:26
The potential benefits of sample pooling include stretching laboratory supplies further, reducing costs and expanding testing to millions more Americans who may unknowingly be spreading the coronavirus disease. read more
Jul 11, 2020 00:18
State home minister Anil Deshmukh and food and drug administration (FDA) minister Dr Rajendra Shingne held a meeting on Friday to regulate the distribution remdesivir and tocilizumab following complaints of the drugs being illegally hoarded and traded in the black market. read more
Jun 16, 2020 06:01
The game, built by Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs, can improve children’s attention function, said the FDA. read more
Jun 15, 2020 21:40
The agency said Monday that the drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are unlikely to be effective in treating the coronavirus. Citing reports of heart complications, the FDA said the drugs pose a greater risk to patients than any potential benefits. read more
Jun 06, 2020 17:31
WHO in collaboration with the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has organised the second ‘World Food Safety Day’ on June 7 particularly to ensure safe and healthy food practices. read more
May 18, 2020 14:22
Clinical trials of the anti-malarial drug or hydroxychloroquine, which gained prominence overnight after being promoted by US President Donald Trump as a ‘game changer’ in the fight against Covid-19, have been significantly linked to cardiac problems and increased risk of death for certain patients. read more
May 18, 2020 13:51
In a bid to help flatten the COVID-19 transmission curve and in order to prevent a sharp spike in cases - several simpler methods apart from nasopharyngeal swab techniques are being used to conduct coronavirus testing. read more
May 10, 2020 03:59
Antigen tests are very specific, but are not as sensitive as molecular PCR tests. This means positive results from antigen tests are highly accurate, but there is a higher chance of false negatives as well. read more
May 03, 2020 03:27
The emergency authorisation allows products to be used for treatment without full data on their safety and efficacy, which has to be still submitted as trials continue. read more
May 02, 2020 04:44
President Donald Trump announced the news at the White House alongside Gilead CEO Daniel O’Day and Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn. read more
May 01, 2020 18:20
Gilead has already said it will donate the first 1.5 million doses of remdesivir and O’Day told NBC’s “Today” show that the company understood its responsibility to make a difference during the coronavirus pandemic. read more
Apr 29, 2020 23:52
Fauci, speaking at the White House, said “the data shows remdesivir has a clear-cut, significant, positive effect in diminishing the time to recovery.” read more
Apr 29, 2020 23:43
Preliminary results from a U.S. government trial show that patients given remdesivir had a 31% faster recovery time than those who received a placebo, results hailed by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, as “highly significant.” read more
Apr 26, 2020 16:44
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued guidelines this week to reassure consumers that food and food packaging are safe. read more