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Rajnath Singh releases DRDO's anti-Covid drug 2-DG

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Covid-19: Rajnath Singh released first batch of anti-covid drug 2-DG | Oneindia News 02:34

The first batch of anti-Covid oral drug 2-DG, developed by the DRDO, was released on Monday by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. Even as the country is reeling under vaccine shortage and growing Covid cases, vaccines worth lakhs were destroyed in a fire at a godown in...

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DRDO's new Covid-19 drug 2-DG: All you need to know, how effective is it? | Oneindia News [Video]

DRDO's new Covid-19 drug 2-DG: All you need to know, how effective is it? | Oneindia News

Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences and DRDO scientists conducted experiments with the help of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology and found that this molecule works effectively against Covid. Three phases of trials were conducted to ensure its efficacy. #2DG #Oraldrug #DRDO #Covid19 #INMAS

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Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences-DRDO scientist Dr Sudhir Chandna on drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) while speaking to ANI informed about the observations of the medicine's clinical trials. "110 patients in ph 2 and 220 patients in ph 3 participated in clinical trials. It has shown better efficacy in ph 2. Recovery was 2-3 days faster for COVID patients. Phase 3 data shows by day 3, freedom from oxygen dependence seen in 42% patients as compared to 31% patients who were in standard care," said Dr Sudhir Chandna. Further referring to the data obtained he said that oxygen dependence reduced in a better way when we use this medicine along with standard care. "The pricing will depend on the production and those factors are with Dr. Reddy's Laboratories who are our industry partners," said DRDO scientist. On medicine's roll out, he said that it might come out in few days.

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