Tag: COVID-19 patients

Oxford University explores anti-parasitic drug ivermectin as Covid-19 treatment – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: The University of Oxford said on Wednesday, it was testing anti-parasitic drug ivermectin as a possible treatment for Covid-19, as part of a British government-backed study that aims to aid recoveries in non-hospital settings. Ivermectin resulted in a reduction of virus replication in laboratory studies, the university said, adding that a small pilot […]

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Covid cases drop but bed occupancy still high in Bhopal – ET HealthWorld

Covid-19 cases are on the decline in the state capital. However, the impact on bed occupancy has yet to reduce. Bed occupancy was 526 on June 15. It declined to 452 on Sunday. Around 250 patients are also admitted for black fungus treatment. The number of infections and severity has declined drastically in the last […]

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Biophore seeks DCGI emergency use approval of Aviptadil for Covid-19 – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Biophore India Pharmaceuticals on Friday announced that it has applied for DCGI emergency use approval of Aviptadil Inhalation for marketing in India for the treatment of moderate to severe cases of Covid-19. Biophore has successfully developed Aviptadil, a synthetic form of Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide (VIP) for rapid Covid-19 clinical recovery and is backward […]

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Andhra’s Anandiah starts distributing ‘Covid medicine’ – ET HealthWorld

Amaravati: Ayurvedic practitioner B. Anandaiah on Sunday began distributing his herbal formulation among Covid-19 patients in Andhra Pradesh‘s Nellore district. Nearly a week after the state government gave its nod for the herbal formulation, Anandaiah and his family members started distributing the concoction in Krishnapatnam. People from various parts reached Krishnapatnam to receive the medicine. […]

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Kolkata hospital part of Covid drug trial – ET HealthWorld

Kolkata: The Swiss-made Tocilizumab, which is in high demand for treatment of severely infected Covid-19 patients, will be pitted against an Indian drug of the same formulation to study if the latter matches up to the efficacy of the original product. Peerless Hospital will be among 10 Indian hospitals where Tocilizumab’s Indian version will undergo […]

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IdeaRx plans to launch pvt label hospital equipment – ET HealthWorld

Chennai: Hoping to become the Amazon for the Indian healthcare sector, city based IdeaRx Services, a group buying organisation, plans to get into the hospital equipment segment, acquire pharma distributors apart from geographical expansion, said a top company official. The four year old company aggregates the various drugs and consumable requirements of hospitals, sources them […]

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Reliance submits proposal for potential Covid drug – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Reliance Industries Ltd’s R&D arm has proposed the use of Niclosamide – the drug used to treat tapeworm infestation – for treating Covid-19 patients. Niclosamide, a drug on the World Health Organisation’s list of essential medicines, has been used to treat tapeworm infestation for more than 50 years. The oral antiviral drug was […]

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Bajaj Healthcare launches drug to treat black fungus infection in Covid-19 patients – ET HealthWorld

Bajaj Healthcare on Friday launched Posaconazole API, used in treating Mucormycosis (black fungus) infection in Covid-19 patients. The company has received approval from FDA (Food and Drugs Administration) Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat (India), to manufacture and market Posaconazole API as approved medication for treating Mucormycosis in India, Bajaj Healthcare said in a regulatory filing. Bajaj Healthcare […]

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Not enough data to back use of inhaled steroids for Covid-19: EU regulator – ET HealthWorld

Europe’s medicines regulator said on Thursday there was not enough evidence to support the use of inhaled corticosteroids in patients with Covid-19, but backed the use of dexamethasone based on sufficient data. Although its Covid-19 taskforce has not found any safety risks for corticosteroids so far, the possibility of harm in patients who have normal […]

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Covid-19 claims 188 more lives in UP, infects 3,278 more – ET HealthWorld

Covid-19 on Thursday claimed 188 more lives and 3,278 fresh cases in Uttar Pradesh, raising the death toll due to it to 19,900 and the total number of cases to 16,83,866, officials said. “In the last 24 hours, 3,278 fresh cases were reported, while 6,995 Covid-19 patients recovered from the disease, taking the total number […]

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