Tuesday, January 25, 2022


Drug dealer killed in police encounter in Assam

The chief minister had earlier said that the police have been given "full operational liberty" under the ambit of the law to fight criminals.

Large-scale drug analysis reveals potential new COVID-19 antivirals

In a series of seven papers, published in the Biochemical Journal, the scientists identified 15 molecules that inhibit the growth of SARS-CoV-2 by blocking different enzymes involved in its replication.

Post GST, drug firms must cut prices: NPPA

Drug pricing regulator says companies must pass on the benefit to customers.

Actor Ajaz Khan tests coronavirus positive in NCB’s custody

Last Tuesday, Khan was initially detained by the NCB's Mumbai zonal unit after he landed at the city airport from Rajasthan.

Sun Pharma, Dr Reddy’s, Aurobindo recall products in the US market

Dr Reddy's Laboratories is recalling 10,440 (90-count) and 2,24,710 (500 count) bottles of Atorvastatin Calcium tablets in the US market.

Two held with marijuana in Hyderabad

The arrested, who were yet to be identified, reportedly procured the drug from neighbouring states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka at low prices and were selling the same at higher rates to customers

Novel drug form may help treat calcium-related disorders

"The technology can help make these calcitonin drugs safer and more effective," said Elizabeth Topp, Professor, Purdue University in the US.

Rs 3 crore worth drug seized in Hyderabad

On a tip off, the DRI Hyderabad teams on Friday seized the parcel bound to Australia, which was being sent through courier service.

Britain okays vaccine as global Covid death toll nears 1.5 million

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the move heralded a vaccination programme "that will ultimately allow us to reclaim our lives and get the economy moving again".

WHO warns against remdesivir for Covid-19 treatment

The antiviral is one of only two medicines currently authorized to treat Covid-19 patients across the world.

Mexico takes step towards legalizing marijuana

A landmark Supreme Court ruling in 2015 opened the door to the recreational use of marijuana in Mexico.

Two held for bomb threat to NDPS judge in Karnataka

An NDPS special judge hearing the drug racket case received a threat letter and a parcel with a detonator on Monday.

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