India  /  Published 08.04.20

Don't succumb to threats, world is watching: Congress to PM

The Congress on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should not succumb to threats and take any decision out of pressure at the time of a health crisis as it would set the wrong precedent in in...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.04.20

Over 29 million malaria drug doses bought by US come from India

A sizeable chunk of the 29 million doses of hydroxychloroquine bought by the US to combat the coronavirus pandemic is from India, President Donald Trump has said as he acknowledged that Prime Minister...
By PTI in Washington

World  /  Published 10.05.20

Zinc hope in coronavirus fight

Doctors have reported that adding zinc sulfate, a dietary supplement, to hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin may benefit patients with coronavirus disease, adding a twist to the controversy over the r...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 02.04.20

Covid-19 blow to Aurobindo Pharma

Hyderabad-based Aurobindo Pharma on Thursday said its $900 million deal to acquire Sandoz Inc’s generic oral solids and dermatology businesses in the US has been mutually called off in the absence o...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

India  /  Published 05.06.20

India-born doctor and team retract HCQ risk paper

An India-born cardiologist in the US and his colleagues on Thursday retracted their paper that had claimed hydroxychloroquine treatment increases the risk of death among patients with coronavirus dise...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


World  /  Published 01.06.20

Brazil gets HCQ doses from US

The US has supplied Brazil with 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine for use against the coronavirus, the two governments said on Sunday, despite medical warnings about risks associated with the anti...
By Reuters in Washington

Calcutta  /  Published 14.05.20

Medicine from CMC for traders

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation will give the medicine hydroxychloroquine to traders in Mechhua, Posta and Burrabazar from Thursday, Firhad Hakim, the chairman of the civic body’s board of admin...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 10.05.20

Multiple trials in hunt for Covid cure

Through draws of lots, doctors will this week start offering patients with the new coronavirus disease at the Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, a choice of three medications — a deworming dr...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 25.04.20

Citizenship crackdown protesters unlock voice

Locked down but refusing to be silenced, several students and activists showered social media on Saturday with images of themselves holding placards condemning the arrests of several people, especiall...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 10.04.20

Bengal planters hope for surge in quinine demand

US President Donald Trump's strong advocacy of Hydroxychloroquine for treating COVID-19 patients has rekindled hopes of cinchona planters of Darjeeling hills as the tree's bark is used for production ...
By PTI in Kolkata


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