Two Covid vaccines and drugs got approval in India

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  • Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation(CDSCO) has approved two more COVID-19 vaccines, Corbevax and Covovax, and an anti-COVID pill Molnupiravir for restricted emergency use in India.
  • CORBEVAX vaccine, made by Hyderabad-based firm Biological-E is India's first indigenously developed RBD (receptor-binding domain) protein subunit vaccine against COVID-19.
  • The nanoparticle-based vaccine Covovex has been developed by Serum Institute of India, a pharma firm based in Pune.
  • Molaupiravir is the first oral medicine approved by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.
  • After this approval, the number of vaccines that can be used in emergency situations in the country has now increased to 8.

Other approved Covid Vaccines in India are:

  • Covishield
  • Covaxin
  • ZyCoV-D
  • Sputnik V
  • Moderna
  • Johnson and Johnson

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