India  /  Published 05.04.20

Trump seeks quarantined drug

President Donald Trump has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release hydroxychloroquine tablets, an anti-malarial drug that has become hot property across the world after some countries starte...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Science  /  Published 14.06.20

The nonscience of Covid

The Covid-19 pandemic seems to have thrown the world into a bottomless pit. Only a handful of countries have been able to see a ray of light — and they have used thoroughly scientific methods to man...
By Amitabha Nandy

India  /  Published 22.05.20

Advisory on drug stuns doctors

India’s health research agency on Friday recommended that healthcare workers in all hospitals take hydroxychloroquine as a shield against the novel coronavirus, defying calls for caution from doctor...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 23.04.20

Vaccine expert fired over malaria drug

The doctor who led the federal agency involved in developing a coronavirus vaccine said on Wednesday that he was removed from his post after he pressed for rigorous vetting of hydroxychloroquine, an a...
By New York Times News Service and Reuters in New York

Health  /  Published 22.04.20

Warning on coveted drug

Hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drug India exported to the US after a request from President Donald Trump, does not improve mortality in severe Covid-19 patients or reduce their need for ventila...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


Science  /  Published 19.04.20

The world’s pharmacy

India, one of the largest producers of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), has suddenly turned into the world’s saviour. This generic drug is being used to combat the Sars-Cov2 virus an...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in Calcutta

World  /  Published 31.03.20

Covid-19: US begins stockpiling malaria medicine

The US has started procuring malaria medicine 'Hydroxychloroquine' for treating COVID-19 patients as it anticipates a favourable result from its ongoing treatment of some 1,100 coronavirus infected pe...
By PTI in Washington

World  /  Published 16.06.20

US revokes use of malaria drugs

The US Food and Drug administration on Monday revoked the emergency use authorisation of the antimalarial drugs, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, to treat Covid-19, saying the drugs are 'unlikely' ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 09.06.20

Collateral damage

Politics has become part of the pandemic discourse. In the United States of America, anybody against a lockdown is identified as a Donald Trump supporter because he has opposed the lockdown. We are no...
By Anup Sinha

Calcutta  /  Published 08.05.20

Drug caution for Calcutta cops

Police officers on duty as “frontline workers” in the fight against Covid-19 have been asked to take hydroxychloroquine as a preventive only if recommended or prescribed by a registered medical pr...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta


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