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Russia to roll out its first COVID-19 drug ‘Avifavir’ next week

Russia will start giving its first drug approved to treat COVID-19 to patients next week. Russian hospitals can begin giving the antiviral drug, which is registered under the name Avifavir, to patients from June 11, the head of Russia’s RDIF sovereign wealth fund told Reuters in an interview. He said the company behind the drug would manufacture enough to treat ...

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Hydroxychloroquine: a drug dividing the world

Banned in some countries, promoted in others — the drug hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for the new coronavirus is dividing opinion worldwide. Scientists looking to find licenced medicines that could be repurposed as a treatment for COVID-19 had started tests of hydroxychloroquine, normally used to treat arthritis, and chloroquine, an anti-malarial. Both drugs can produce potentially serious side effects, ...

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COVID-19: Latest developments in Moderna’s vaccine

The race for the production of COVID-19 is witnessing new entrants regularly including the tobacco-based vaccine being developed by Britain’s largest cigarette manufacturer, British American Tobacco (BAT) and the Patanjali group of India. Here is a look at the major developments of the frontrunners of the coronavirus vaccine candidates:  Moderna’s RNA vaccine latest development   US-based Modera Inc has already ...

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Coronavirus vaccine could be ready by October end, claims Pfizer CEO

Looking at the success rate of the trails earlier it was estimated that vaccines for this deadly coronavirus will be available by sometime next year. But recently American drugmaker company Pfizer has claimed that a COVID-19 vaccine could be available by October end.The company’s CEO Albert Bourla, in an interview to an Israel online newspaper, said that “If things go ...

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Health sector to get Tk 27,000 crore in upcoming budget

The local government division is going to get highest allocation for the eighth time in a row in the upcoming budget of 2020-21FY. The health sector will be in the fifth place, media report revealed this information on Saturday citing sources in the finance division. On the other hand, the allocation for the defence sector is also increasing by Tk ...

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Some reasons behind stroke incident at bathroom

Stroke is a medical condition in which poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death. There are two main types of stroke: ischemic, due to lack of blood flow, and hemorrhagic, due to bleeding. They result in part of the brain not functioning properly. Signs and symptoms of a stroke may include an inability to move or feel ...

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Scientists raise concern over hydroxychloroquine study

Dozens of scientists have raised concerns over a large-scale study of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine that led to the World Health Organization suspending clinical trials of the anti-viral drugs as a potential treatment for COVID-19. Hydroxychloroquine, normally used to treat arthritis, is one of an array of drugs being tested as scientists look for potential treatments for coronavirus patients. It has ...

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Pandemic puts up to 86mn children at risk of poverty: study

The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic could push as many as 86 million more children into poverty by the end of 2020, a joint study by Save the Children and UNICEF showed Wednesday. That would bring the total number of children affected by poverty worldwide to 672 million, an increase of 15 percent over last year, the two aid ...

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Novartis Bangladesh donates 28000 PPE to combat COVID 19

Dr. Riad Mamun Prodhani, Managing Director of Novartis (Bangladesh) Limited hands over PPE to the representatives of Swiss Red Cross and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society on Wednesday. Multinational Swiss-based pharmaceutical company Novartis (Bangladesh) has donated 28,000 personal protective equipment (PPEs) to Swiss Red Cross and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society. The equipment including medical gown, KN 95 masks and goggles worth ...

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France halts hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus treatment

The French government on Wednesday banned treatment of COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine, a controversial and potentially harmful drug that US President Donald Trump has said he is taking preventively. The move came after two French advisory bodies and the World Health Organization warned this week that the drug — a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus — had been shown ...

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