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'Finally paid off,' says Adar Poonawalla after Covishield gets approval

03 Jan 2021

'Finally paid off,' says Adar Poonawalla after Covishield gets approval

Serum Institute of India's (SII) chief Adar Poonawalla today wished everyone a happy new year along with a great announcement.

Coronavirus vaccine: Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN gets expert panel nod

03 Jan 2021

Coronavirus vaccine: Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN gets expert panel nod

A government-appointed panel on Saturday recommended emergency-use authorization (EUA) to the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech.

Coronavirus: India's daily death toll remained under 300 last week

01 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's daily death toll remained under 300 last week

India recorded less than 300 deaths linked to coronavirus every day between last Thursday and today, the government said.

India set to start COVID-19 vaccination; panel approves Oxford vaccine

01 Jan 2021

India set to start COVID-19 vaccination; panel approves Oxford vaccine

In a development that will soothe the coronavirus-battered nation, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) panel on Friday gave approval to the vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and British-pharma giant AstraZeneca.

India could approve coronavirus vaccine soon, key meeting today

01 Jan 2021

India could approve coronavirus vaccine soon, key meeting today

After the meeting on Wednesday to judge the emergency use authorization applications of coronavirus vaccine developers remained without a conclusion, the subject expert committee (SEC) will meet again today.

UK's approval to Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine paves way for India

31 Dec 2020

UK's approval to Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine paves way for India

The United Kingdom on Wednesday approved the vaccine developed by Oxford University and the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, giving the vaccine an endorsement that will likely be considered by Indian drug regulators.

Indian government could approve Oxford-AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine by next week

23 Dec 2020

Indian government could approve Oxford-AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine by next week

The coronavirus vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca, is likely to get approval from the Indian government for emergency use by next week, two people privy to the development told Reuters.

Coronavirus: Bharat Biotech aims to launch COVAXIN by June 2021

24 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Bharat Biotech aims to launch COVAXIN by June 2021

Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical firm Bharat Biotech is expecting to launch its coronavirus vaccine candidate, COVAXIN, by June next year.

India rejects large scale trial of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine

08 Oct 2020

India rejects large scale trial of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine

India's drug regulator has refused to allow a large scale clinical trial of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine.

Coronavirus: How soon could Russian vaccine be available in India?

12 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: How soon could Russian vaccine be available in India?

On Tuesday, Russia announced what it claims is the first COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow.

SII gets nod for Oxford COVID vaccine phase 2/3 trials

03 Aug 2020

SII gets nod for Oxford COVID vaccine phase 2/3 trials

The Serum Institute of India (SII) has gotten the approval to conduct phase 2 and 3 human clinical trials of the COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Oxford University.

#GoodNews: Pune's Mylab approved to make COVID-19 test kits

24 Mar 2020

#GoodNews: Pune's Mylab approved to make COVID-19 test kits

In a major development, Pune-based molecular diagnostics company Mylab Discovery Solutions has been given the go-ahead to develop testing kits for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Health Ministry to rename drug regulator CDSCO; invites suggestions

07 Sep 2018

Health Ministry to rename drug regulator CDSCO; invites suggestions

The Union Health Ministry has invited suggestions for renaming the country's drug regulator CDSCO in line with its expanded roles.

Government plans to make companies responsible for drug regulation violations

03 Jun 2018

Government plans to make companies responsible for drug regulation violations

To ensure the quality of drugs, Health Ministry is planning to make companies, which market and promote medicines, responsible for any violation of drug regulations like manufacturers.

Health Ministry bans sale of 14 steroid-creams sans doctor's prescription

08 Apr 2018

Health Ministry bans sale of 14 steroid-creams sans doctor's prescription

Health Ministry has banned over-the-counter (OTC) sale of 14 steroid-based creams and ointments by bringing them under the Schedule H of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945.

India reviewing US FDA ban on anti-bacterial soaps

13 Sep 2016

India reviewing US FDA ban on anti-bacterial soaps

Sources have stated that India's Central Drug Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) is in the process of reviewing the US FDA's ban on certain compounds used in anti-bacterial soaps.

FDA gives the final verdict on antibacterial soaps

04 Sep 2016

FDA gives the final verdict on antibacterial soaps

The US Food and Drug Administration declared a final command meant to protect the people from the chemicals in antibacterial soaps.