Tuesday, Oct 04, 2022



Alzheimer’s progression slowed by drug in major trial

September 28, 2022 1:14 pm

The result marks a major milestone for researchers who have been trying in vain for decades to stop the inexorable decline tied to the disease. How much of a difference it will make for patients and families is less clear

There’s just one drug to treat monkeypox. Good luck getting it!

August 07, 2022 8:14 pm

Until the current outbreak, tecovirimat was given only rarely to monkeypox patients. As a smallpox treatment, its use against monkeypox is considered experimental

A pharmaceutical scientist explains why some medications are swallowed while others are injected

June 20, 2022 7:36 am

When you swallow a tablet, it will initially dissolve in your stomach and intestines before the drug molecules are absorbed into your bloodstream. Once in the blood, it can circulate throughout the body to access different organs and tissues.

Cops deputed at Karnataka CM’s residence ‘try to extort money’ from drug peddlers, held

January 19, 2022 3:09 pm

Meanwhile, it was also alleged that the constables were involved in procuring drugs and handing it over to customers near the chief minister’s residence as they felt that it was a safe place.

Merck's experimental COVID-19 pill cuts risk of death, hospitalisation by 50%

October 01, 2021 5:27 pm

Merck said it expects to produce 10 million courses of the treatment by the end of 2021, with more doses coming next year.

AI helps identify existing drugs that can kill SARS-CoV-2

August 20, 2021 6:33 pm

The team validated the candidate compounds in several types of cells, including stem-cell derived human lung cells in an effort to mimic SARS-CoV2 infection of the respiratory tract.

New research: Oral drug fenofibrate may cut SARS-CoV-2 infection by 70%

August 06, 2021 1:16 pm

The team noted that additional unpublished data also indicates that fenofibrate is equally effective against the newer variants of SARS-CoV-2 including the Alpha and Beta variants.

Explained: How an unproven Alzheimer’s drug got approved

July 22, 2021 8:21 am

In announcing its approval in June, the FDA acknowledged there was not sufficient evidence that the drug would help patients. Instead, it said it was greenlighting Aduhelm under a program called “accelerated approval.”

FDA approves new drug to treat Alzheimer’s; here's what experts in India have to say

June 08, 2021 5:55 pm

Aducanumab targets amyloid, the underlying cause of Alzheimer's, explained Dr Vihor Pardasani, neurologist, Bhatia Hospital, Mumbai

Form policy for mucormycosis drug distribution: Gujarat High Court to state

May 28, 2021 12:13 am

It also suggested that an expert panel be formed in each district to systemise its distribution.


Sukhbir Badal on drug culture in Punjab

January 12, 2015 10:13 am