Archives - December 18, 2020

US COVID News Update: 2 Alaska health care workers suffer reactions to Covid-19 vaccine

The hospitalized worker's reaction was more serious but not life-threatening, doctors said...
Dec 18

US panel set to approve Moderna vaccine

After rolling out the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, US is now looking to approve the Moderna vaccine as well...
Dec 18

AIIMS unable to find volunteers for Covaxin

AIIMS in Delhi is one of the sites conducting the final phase of the trial of Covaxin and it needs around 1,500 volunteers ...
Dec 18

Maharashtra reports 3,880 new COVID-19 cases

The number of active cases in Maharashtra stands at 60,905...
Dec 18

SARS-CoV-2 virus samples found in domestic meat products in Chinese province of Anhui

China had temporarily banned the import of frozen food packets from many countries including India...
Dec 18

Total COVID tests in Odisha cross 6.5 Million

In Odisha, the total number of tests for Covid-19 has crossed the 6.5 million mark. The total number of positive cases has increased ...
Dec 18

COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 97.38 pct in Bihar

COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 97.38 percent in Bihar. This is 2.07 percent more than the national average....
Dec 18

Madhya Pradesh :COVID Fatality rate declines to 1.5 pct

The average positivity rate of Madhya Pradesh is 5.4 percent while the death rate is 1.5 percent....
Dec 18

Gujarat COVID recovery rate reaches 92.82 pct

Gujarat has recorded 1115 new cases during the last 24 hours. Reports state that the recovery rate has further improved and reached 92.82 percent....
Dec 18

‘Robotic Replacement Surgery is the Future’, says Dr. Sandeep Singh, Consultant Surgeon, Joint Replacement and Sports Injuries, Care Hospitals

Dec 18

FDA Approves Amgen's RIABNI™ (rituximab-arrx), A Biosimilar To Rituxan® (rituximab)

Amgen today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved RIABNI™ (rituximab-arrx), a biosimilar to Rituxan® (rituximab)...
Dec 18

National COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 95.40 per cent

The country's COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 95.40 percent, as more than 31 thousand COVID patients have recovered during the last ...
Dec 18

Polaryx Therapeutics Receives Both Rare Pediatric Disease and Orphan Drug Designations for the Treatment of Niemann Pick Disease Types A and B With PLX-300

Polaryx Therapeutics, today announced that it has received from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) both Rare Pediatric Disease and Orphan Drug Designations ...
Dec 18

Research on preventative nasal spray, which protects against COVID-19 and common cold, published in leading peer-reviewed academic journals

Research on a novel nasal spray therapy, INNA-051, which has been shown to reduce COVID-19 viral replication by up to 96 percent in ...
Dec 18

FDA Grants Priority Review to Merck’s Supplemental Biologics License Application for KEYTRUDA

Dec 18

NATCO launches anti blood clot tablet Rivaroxaban in India

Rivaroxaban is currently sold by Bayer under the brand name of Xarelto, in the Indian market....
Dec 18

Vir Biotechnology and GSK announce start of NIH-sponsored ACTIV-3 trial evaluating VIR-7831 in hospitalized adults with COVID-19

ACTIV-3 is an NIH-led public-private partnership designed to accelerate the development of the most promising treatments and vaccine candidates for COVID-19....
Dec 18

FDA approves GSK’s BENLYSTA as the first medicine for adult patients with active lupus nephritis in the US

BENLYSTA is the first medicine approved to treat systemic lupus and adults with active lupus nephritis, an important treatment advance for patients with this incurable ...
Dec 18

India says ready to soon start voluntary COVID-19 vaccination

India’s government said on Friday it could soon start voluntary inoculation against the COVID-19 disease as it considers emergency use authorization for three ...
Dec 18

DayToDay Health builds a virtual healthcare system for COVID-19 Patients

Remote healthcare is an ideal solution for the nearly 80% of coronavirus patients presenting with non-critical symptoms...
Dec 18

Strides Pharma receives USFDA approval for Oxybutynin Chloride Tablets

The medication is used to treat overactive bladder and urinary conditions...
Dec 18


Abbott has launched its clip delivery system, a minimally invasive heart valve repair device to treat mitral regurgitation in India. ...
Dec 18

Lupin receives approval from US FDA for Colesevelam Hydrochloride tablets

Another USFDA approval for Lupin...
Dec 18

CNS Pharmaceuticals announces USFDA approval of IND application for its brain cancer drug candidate Berubicin

CNS Pharma will initiate its trial during the first quarter of 2021 to investigate the efficacy of Berubicin in adults with GBM who have failed ...
Dec 18

Blueprint Medicines submits sNDA to USFDA for AYVAKIT for the treatment of advanced systemic mastocytosis

Blueprint Medicines requested priority review for this application, which, if granted, could result in a six-month review process...
Dec 18

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