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HPL launches anti-cancer medicine in Bangladesh

Bangladesh-based Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (HPL) and American Eli Lilly & Company on Friday launched Cyramza™ (ramucirumab injection, 10 mg/mL solution) in the country. Cyramza™ is an anti-cancer medicine approved as a single agent or in combination with other agents for cancers arising from the stomach, lungs, liver, or large bowel that has spread to distant parts of the body. Top ...

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120,000 US children lose a parent or caregiver amid COVID-19: study

At least 120,000 children in the US lost a primary caregiver – a parent or grandparent responsible for providing housing, basic needs and care – due to COVID-19-associated death, showed a study published in the medical journal Pediatrics on Thursday. In addition to the 120,630 children who were estimated to have lost a primary caregiver, 22,007 lost a secondary caregiver, ...

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1st malaria vaccine approved by WHO

The World Health Organization on Wednesday endorsed the first vaccine to prevent malaria, debuting a tool that could save the lives of tens of thousands of children in Africa each year.Malaria is among the oldest known and deadliest of infectious diseases. It kills about 500,000 people each year, nearly all of them in sub-Saharan Africa — among them 260,000 children ...

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Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine remains ‘highly effective’ for 6 months: Study

Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine remains ‘highly effective’ for 6 months: Stud The Pfizer vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is highly effective (nearly 90 per cent) at preventing hospitalisations from infections of all variants – including Delta – for at least six months after a person has been administered two doses of the said shot, according to a recent study published ...

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&J seeks US clearance for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses

Johnson & Johnson asked the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday to allow extra shots of its COVID-19 vaccine as the U.S. government moves toward expanding its booster campaign to millions more vaccinated Americans. J&J said it filed a request with the FDA to authorize boosters for people 18 and older who previously received the company’s one-shot vaccine. While the ...

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1st consignment of 25 lakh doses of Pfizer vaccine arrives Dhaka

The first consignment of 25 lakh doses of Pfizer vaccine under COVAX facility arrived in Dhaka early Tuesday. A cargo flights of Emirates Airlines, carrying some 6,25,950 vaccine doses, landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at early hours. Public Relation Officer (PRO) of Health and Family Welfare Ministry Maidul Islam confirmed the matter. The second shipment will contain 12,56,580 doses ...

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25 lakh Pfizer vaccine doses to arrive in two days

Twenty-five lakh more doses of Pfizer vaccine under COVAX facility are scheduled to reach Dhaka in three shipments on Monday night and Tuesday. Three cargo flights of Emirates Airlines, carrying the vaccine doses sent by the USA, will land at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 11:20 PM on Monday, 12 pm and 11:20 pm on Tuesday, said officials at ...

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Bharat Biotech submits data from Covaxin’s trials on children to DCGI: Report

Bharat Biotech International Limited, which has developed Covaxin, India’s first indigenous vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), has reportedly submitted data from the jab’s trials on children to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI). “We have submitted the data from trials on volunteers in the age group of 2-18 to the DCGI,” Dr Krishna Ella, the Hyderabad-based firm’s chairman ...

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Merck says experimental pill cuts worst effects of COVID-19

Drugmaker Merck said Friday that its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus and that it would soon ask health officials in the U.S. and around the world to authorize its use. If cleared, the drug would be the first pill shown to treat COVID-19, a potentially major advance in efforts ...

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Hasina’s ‘haseen’ birthday gift: Over 66 lakh inoculations in single day

Bangladesh on Tuesday administered over 66 lakh Covid vaccine doses, scripting a new record on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s birthday. Though it was the first time that such a large number of people got the Covid shot in a single day, the special nationwide drive to mark Hasina’s 75th birthday fell short of its target of inoculating 75 lakh citizens. ...

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