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Lupin launched medicine used to prevent rejection of organs in kidney transplants in the US:

Drug maker Lupin is releasing generic delayed-release Mycophenolic acid tablets on the US market. The drug is used in patients undergoing kidney transplants to avoid organ rejection.


♦ The tablets Mycophenolic acid delayed-release tablets are of strengths 180 mg and 360 mg.

♦ The drug is the generic version of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation`s Myfortic delayed-release tablets.

♦ Lupin`s alliance partner Concord Biotech Ltd has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) earlier for the product.

♦ The tablets are indicated for prophylaxis of organ rejection in adult patients receiving kidney transplants and in pediatric patients at least 5 years of age and older who are at least 6 months post kidney transplant.

Amazon to set up coronavirus testing lab for its employees:

Amazon is building a lab that will enable it to test employees for the COVID-19 virus. The move by the online retailer is to protect its delivery employees and delivery drivers who are getting essential products to customers sheltering at home. For this, the company has assigned a team of scientists, software engineers and procurement specialists to build a lab that will test the small numbers of front line employees soon.

Amazon remained open through the pandemic. It has announced plans to hire more employees as the people order online to get essentials without leaving their homes. The company is trying to get government permits to set up the lab. The company plans to test only the employees of the company. The company aims to set up regular testing of its employees to help keep people safe.


Founded on: 5 July 1994

Headquarters: Seattle, Washington DC, United States

Founder & CEO: Jeff Bezos

CTO: Werner Vogels

The American multinational technology company focuses on e-commerce, digital streaming, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence (AI).

USD 2.9 million was announced to India to fight COVID-19 outbreak:

The US government has announced a 2.9 million dollar grant to India. The fund was published by the United States government through the United States Agency for International Development assistance program (USAID).


♦ The aim is to help India in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. It is expected that the assistance will further support India`s response to COVID- 19. 

♦ The US government is working closely with India through USAID, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other relevant agencies to support India`s response to the pandemic. 

♦ The new grant is added to the $1.4 billion which was provided by the US in health assistance, and nearly $3 billion in total assistance, that the US has provided to India over the last 20 years. 

♦ The new funds will support the USAID`s health strengthening project which was implemented by Jhpiego, an international non-profit health organization, which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.


Formed on: 3 November 1961

Headquarters: Washington, D.C., US

USAID is a non-profit organization of the US government. It is responsible to administer civilian foreign aid and development assistance.




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