Tag: drugs

Australia vows not to rush vaccine rollout, citing UK ‘problems’

Under mounting pressure to speed up coronavirus vaccinations, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday said he would not take "unnecessary risks" and emulate Britain's emergency drug approval. While vaccinations are already well underway in many countries, Australia's pharmaceutical authority is not expected to rule...

India holds vaccine drills ahead of mass inoculation drive

India on Saturday staged nationwide drills to start one of the world's biggest coronavirus vaccination programmes as the drug regulator prepared to approve the first vaccine. A government panel on Friday recommended emergency use of the AstraZeneca-Oxford University shot and the first injections could be...

UK approaches one million vaccinated as cases surge

by Anna MALPAS Britain said Thursday that it had vaccinated almost 950,000 people, as a surge in coronavirus cases prompted the reopening of field hospitals and warnings not to party on New Year's Eve. According to the latest government figures, 944,539 people in the UK had...

Korean fans demand Ilhoon’s immediate removal from BTOB due to marijuana scandal

Manila, Dec. 23 -- Korean fans are demanding that singer Jung Ilhoon be immediately expelled from K-pop boy band BTOB for using marijuana. The 26-year-old singer was investigated by the police after they determined that he used marijuana several times with acquaintances from four to...

Singapore gets shot in the arm from global drug demand

by Martin Abbugao Scientists in protective clothing work in a high-tech laboratory at a pharmaceutical plant in Singapore, whose coronavirus-hit economy has received a shot in the arm from robust global drug demand. The city-state is on course for its worst ever recession this year but...

10 million Covid-19, but India on recovery road

India, Dec. 19 -- India on Friday became the second country in the world to see the total number of Covid-19 infections surpass 10 million, although this comes at a time when the country is at the best position in months in its fight...

Sanjay Dutt’s daughter Trishala on coping with boyfriend’s death: ‘I needed private time to process what the hell just happened’

India -- Sanjay Dutt's daughter Trishala has once again spoken about the death of her boyfriend. Trishala's boyfriend, whose name she never revealed, had died in July 2019. She often shares posts and throwback pictures with him and shares with her followers how she...

Pfizer, Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech apply for EUA in India: Here’s what might happen next

India, Dec. 8 -- Hopes for an early vaccine for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in India have been rekindled after three firms, within days of each other, applied for emergency use authorisation (EUA) of their respective vaccine candidates in the country. While America's Pfizer...

Covid-19: Bharat Biotech begins Phase 3 trials of Covaxin in India

India, Nov. 17 -- Bharat Biotech on Monday said it has begun the phase 3 clinical trials of its coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine candidate, Covaxin, in India, with 26,000 participants across 22 sites in the country. The trial will be conducted in partnership with the...

Indian trials on multiple Covid-19 drugs make progress, have Atmanirbhar Bharat tilt

India, Oct. 21 -- At least two existing medicines that were repurposed for the treatment of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) have entered into phase III clinical trials that are being conducted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). This includes the antiviral medicine...