DARE-19 Phase III Collaboration between AstraZeneca, Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute and George Clinical Shows Treatment’s Well-Established Safety Profile Was Consistent in Patients with COVID-19

OVERLAND PARK, KS, July 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The findings of DARE-19, a double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase III trial examining Dapagliflozin in patients with cardiometabolic risk factors hospitalized with COVID-19, have been published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.  The study was a collaboration of  George Clinical, a global scientifically-backed clinical research organization and Saint Luke’s […]

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Optimize state budget to dispose COVID-19 medical waste: President

Jakarta (ANTARA) – President Joko Widodo has urged administrators to optimize the available budget for disposing COVID-19 medical hazardous and toxic (B3) waste, Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar has said. “The projected budget for the plan is Rp1.3 trillion. The President has instructed to exercise the budget for incinerators and other related facilities. He has also urged to read all medical waste management instruments and ensure they run well,” the minister informed at an online press conference following a limited meeting on COVID-19 medical B3 waste management with…

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Investment in industrial sector up 29% in first half

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Investment in Indonesia’s industrial sector rose by 29 percent to Rp167.1 trillion in the first half of 2021 from Rp129.6 trillion in the year-ago period, according to the Investment Ministry/Investment Coordinating Board (BLPM). In the first six months of 2021, the industrial sector accounted for 37.7 percent of the total investment, which was pegged at Rp442.8 trillion, it said. Two sectors accounted for most of the investment — the base metal goods, non-machinery goods and spare parts industry, which accounted for Rp57.6 trillion, or 13 percent, of…

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Govt asks people to not worry about vaccine availability

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian government has appealed to the public to not worry about the availability of COVID-19 vaccine stocks, assuring it has secured 440 million doses until the end of 2021. “Yesterday (July 27, 2021), Indonesia received 21 million doses of Sinovac vaccines in bulk form, which increased the country’s COVID-19 vaccine stock to more than 170 million doses in bulk form and finished goods,” government spokesperson for COVID-19 handling and behavior change ambassador, Reisa Broto Asmoro, said here on Wednesday. State-owned pharmaceutical firm Bio Farma has processed…

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Indonesia’s fish barn targeted to contribute Rp3.71 trillion annually

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Marine Affairs and Fisheries Ministry (KKP) has targeted the National Fish Barn (LIN) Program to contribute Rp3.71 trillion each year to non-tax revenues (PNBP) owing to the vast potential in the fisheries sector. “If we (the KKP) implement the LIN, we can generate Rp3.7 trillion every year from the Fisheries Development Area (WPP) 718,” Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Sakti Wahyu Trenggono stated during a virtual coordination meeting with related ministries and agencies on Wednesday. The Fisheries Development Area of the Republic of Indonesia (WPPNRI) 718…

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