QBank Fortnightly Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 3

Hello there!

Thank you for the overwhelming response to our previous issues. 

We continue to bring more interesting updates that have happened in the Qbank. In the current issue of our newsletter, we focus on MCQs that we have revised based on recent drug approvals and withdrawals. 


The drugs listed below have been recently approved or withdrawn by the FDA. This is not an exhaustive list:

1. Ripretinib

A novel, oral, pan-KIT, and PDGFRΞ± kinase inhibitor, approved for adult patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) who have received prior treatment with three or more kinase inhibitors, including imatinib.

Source: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2020/213973s000lbl.pdf

2. Gardasil 9: 

A Human Papillomavirus nano-valent recombinant vaccine recently received expanded indication that now includes the prevention of oropharyngeal and other head and neck cancers caused by HPV types 6,11,16,18,31,33,45,52,58.

Source: https://www.fda.gov/media/138949/download

3. Celecoxib

A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, approved for the treatment of acute migraine with or without aura in adults. It is not indicated for the preventive treatment of migraine.

Mechanism of action: Inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis, primarily via inhibition of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), at therapeutic concentrations.
Note– It does not inhibit the cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) isoenzyme.                          

Source: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2020/212157s000lbl.pdf

4. Tucatinib:  

A Tyrosine kinase inhibitor of HER2, approved for the treatment of HER-2 positive breast cancer in combination with Trastuzumab and Capecitabine for the treatment of unresectable and metastatic cases.

Source: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-first-new-drug-under-international-collaboration-treatment-option-patients-her2

5. Ustekinumab

A human interleukin-12 and -23 antagonist recently approved for the treatment of moderate to severe cases of ulcerative colitis available as an injection, for subcutaneous or intravenous use.

Other indications are plaque psoriasis, Chron’s disease, and Psoriatic arthritis.

Source: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2019/761044s003lbl.pdf

6. Dolutegravir:

The FDA approved oral Dolutegravir tablets and tablets for suspension for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in pediatric patients at least 4 weeks old, and weighing at least 3 kg, in combination with other antiretroviral treatments.

Source: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-drug-treat-infants-and-children-hiv#:~:text=Today%2C%20the%20U.S.%20Food%20and,combination%20with%20other%20antiretroviral%20treatments.

7. Ranitidine: 

The FDA has requested the withdrawal of all Ranitidine products due to the presence of a contaminant known as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). NDMA at sustained higher levels of exposure may increase the risk of cancer in humans.

Source: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-requests-removal-all-ranitidine-products-zantac-market

MCQ IDs of the updated MCQ in the QBank: MB2482| MB5010| MC 3578| MB9222| MB2883| MC2235| MB2490| MC0361| MA6533| MB6444

You can copy the MCQ IDs and search for it in the App


114 Responses

  1. Arjun says:

    Thank you so much…
    Please mail us also as these information are way v

  2. Nisha Miyatra says:


  3. Aniruddha Sarkar says:

    Thank u very much

  4. Dr Gaurav says:

    Dear Marrow Team,
    Please make them these updates in PDF so that we can download and keep them to study separately ,if possible . I can Understand copyright being the issue that’s why I am suggesting for just this part . It will become handy .
    Thank you

    • Bhumit Sheladiya says:

      True please make them in pdf format and also give us more and more detailed updates ….we are very much eaget to learn..

    • Krishna says:

      Yes you are right. If it’s in any PDF format.we can download or else provide us in MCQ format. So that it will be useful for us

  5. Vinay says:

    Very helpful

    Thnks a lot!!

  6. shreyas B L says:

    Thanks again much appreciated…

  7. Dr janani says:

    Useful information

  8. Dr.Satyam Wande says:

    Thank you sir

  9. Best apps for neetpg preparation

  10. Mounika says:

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  11. Neeraj says:

    Thats great Idea about imp topics and new drug approved….plz also list of AIIMS imp topics

  12. Dr Arnab Laha says:

    Thank you for the updateπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

  13. Usha says:

    More informative and useful Idea for neet pg aspirant

  14. Shridhar says:

    Thank you

  15. Dr Mahadev Sanasidda says:

    Very Useful information
    Plz Update on Covid Treatment Guidelines , Drugs & Vaccine

  16. Pritam Dey says:

    Much appreciated effort by Team Marrow, Thanks to all the teachers who have been working to get us tuned into the recent updates

  17. Mistry priya says:

    Thank you for regarding update

  18. Archana says:

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  20. Kapil Morya says:


  21. Akshay aravind says:

    Please post a detail video about corona virus and emergency medicine video please

  22. Pooja says:

    Thank you. Appreciated your efforts!!

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  24. Mahesh Verma says:

    Thank you team marrow for recent updates

  25. Ayushi says:

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  26. Sajida says:

    Thank you

  27. Shubham Mathur says:

    These newsletters are awesome. Keep more coming!

  28. Shubham Mathur says:


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  31. Vishal says:

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  32. Gayathri says:

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  35. Arun says:

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  38. Arunima says:

    By doing your best & getting the same(these updates) for us is highly appreciated! ✌🏻
    Thank Team Marrow ! πŸ‘πŸ»

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  40. Ayona says:

    Extremely helpful and trusted source for being updated . Great endeavour by team marrow. Thank you!

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  50. Gargi says:

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  51. Lukman Ahmad says:

    A Warm Thank u to Every faculty members of Marrow and To Dr Deepu Sebin sir. Kindly Requesting u to bring a separate subscription pack for mcq discussion and reviosion videos , just like Prepladder. So plan B users can also buy them separately.

  52. Nitin says:

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  53. Dr Adithya says:

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  56. Ankita Patel says:

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  57. M. Manjari says:

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  58. Suresh says:

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  59. Tejaswini says:


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  61. Dr. Shweta says:

    Thank you so much
    Keep updating us
    And it would be great if u jst atleast share popular medical articles alsoπŸ˜ƒ

  62. Sanjay roy says:


  63. Dr. Chandreyee Das says:

    Thanks a lot for this important information. Was of great help. ❀️

  64. Musaina says:

    Thank u marrow.

  65. Dr.Ranjit Biswas says:


  66. Nehla Amir says:

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  67. Mahesh says:

    Thank u keep updating

  68. Akanksha says:

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  69. Gaurav Kumar Patel says:

    Thanks to the marrow team

  70. Ram prabu says:

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  71. Subhas mandi says:

    Very informative.. Thanks for the updateπŸ‘πŸ‘

  72. Rahul kumar maurya says:

    Dear marrow ,
    Please attach these kind of information in marrow app itself with a heading .. recent updates. .. separate icon …if possible so that these information will available at app itself n ..so that we have not to seach it here n there….
    Please consider …if possible…
    Thank you

  73. Dear marrow ,
    Please attach these kind of information in marrow app itself with a heading .. recent updates. .. separate icon …if possible so that these information will available at app itself n ..so that we have not to seach it here n there….
    Please consider …if possible…it will be good for us
    Thank you

  74. hetal says:

    very nyc

  75. Highly updated & knowledge enriching.Thanks a lot Marrow team.

  76. Gunica says:

    Thank you for daily updates

  77. Pankaj Jambholkar says:

    Marrow is the perfect platform for all Neetpg aspirants …..good work by all the faculties πŸ™πŸ™πŸ‘

  78. Subhajit Dutta says:

    Thanks a lot

  79. Krishna deo prasad says:

    Thanks a lot for thes valuable information.

  80. Krishna deo prasad says:

    Thanks a lot for these valuable information.

  81. Sima das says:

    ThAnk u so much

  82. Suneel kumar says:

    Thank you so much..πŸ™‚

  83. Dr Priyanka Pandey says:

    Please compile all info in pdf ….so it’s at one place and easy to revise.thanku

  84. Dr Arvind Kr Patel says:

    Good job.

  85. Anuja says:

    Thank you so much for the update !

  86. Dhruva says:

    Thanks for update

  87. Shivani Nikam says:

    Thank you so much team Marrow..Just a suggestion please provide update in PDF format so that we can save it and whenever needed we can add it to our notes..

  88. Dr.sampath reddy says:

    Thank u sir


    Please give a a separate module on COVID 19 related all the questions

  90. Sravya V says:

    Thank you so much for the valuable information!

  91. Sonika says:

    Thanks marrow

  92. Dr Rasika says:

    Thanks a lot for these..looking forward for more info like this

  93. DrBhupendra kumar miri says:

    Thank you

  94. Deepika says:

    Thank you

  95. Anmol says:

    Thanks..it’s very useful

  96. Ekata says:

    Please make a separate category for these updates in the app for last minute revision. Will help us a lot.

  97. Mausumi Devi says:

    So awesome! Such things will make things so much better!πŸ’š

  98. Rajeeb Das says:

    Where do I find the previous issues?

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