Month: June 2007

Call for Improving System of Patient Access to Investigational Drugs

I was part of this meeting and was very happy with the outcome. I hope the FDA and pharma listen to us. Representatives from the FDA, industry (Merck, Pfizer, Tibotec, Panacos and BI) , physician groups, Kaiser Permanente, researchers, and others were part of the discussion. **************************************HIV Research Group Calls for Improving System of Patient …

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Anal Cancer- Can it be prevented? Lecture in Houston this Thurs June 21

Rates of anal cancer among gay and bisexual men are 35 times greater than the general population HIV+ men and women are 80 times more likely to have anal cancer. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT ANAL CANCER IS POTENTIALLY PREVENTABLE AND HIGHLY CURABLE. Come to hear Houston’s Dr. Eric Haas speak about ways to detect …

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NEW HIV DRUGS AND THEIR STUDIES- COMMENTS FROM RESPECTED DOCTORS

THIS GREAT INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED BY CLINICAL CARE OPTIONS. THESE ARE COMMENTS ABOUT CLINICAL STUDY DESIGN ISSUES THAT I FOLLOW VERY CLOSELY AS AN ACTIVIST. IT IS VERY INTERESTING TO ME HOW SOME COMPANIES CHOSE TO SHOW THEIR DATA AND HURRY THEIR STUDY ENROLLMENT AT THE EXPENSE OF PATIENT VOLUNTEERS. THE NEXT HIV DRUG TO …

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Ziagen (Abacavir) Can Cause Anxiety in Some Patients

I have received emails in the past about people asking why they feel anxious or moody on Ziagen. This problem has happened to me and others and it is rarely discussed in the literature or in physician-patient conversations. *********************** In response to the persons who said they cannot sleep and feel anxious on Epzicom (Ziagen+Epivir …

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