Month: October 2007

Last HIV Update in Houston this year

WHEN: OCT 24, 6:30 PM WHERE: UNITED WAY AT 50 WAUGH DRIVE SPEAKER: NELSON VERGEL (POWERUSA.ORG) LIMITED SEATING. E-mail [email protected] or call the Houston Buyers Club at 713/520-5288 TOPICS: 1- Review of data on two new drugs in two new class recently approved- Selsentry- CCR5 inhibitor (https://www.selzentry.com/) and Isentress – integrase inhibitor(https://www.isentress.com ) 2- Review …

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Merck’s New AIDS Drug Has Promise — if It Isn’t Too Pricey

Merck’s New AIDS Drug Has Promise — if It Isn’t Too Pricey Wall St JournalBy SARAH RUBENSTEINOctober 11, 2007; Page B1 Merck & Co. could break new ground on the AIDS-fighting front this week with the Food and Drug Administration’s expected approval of Isentress, a new type of drug that could be especially useful for …

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Lipodystrophy Providers List

Still slow response (60 responders in a list of 2500 people in pozhealth at yahoogroups.com), but we are starting to see some valuable information Click on “view” in questions 2, 3 and 4 to see what people have typed in https://www.surveymonkey.com/sr.aspx?sm=rc8hHUnWoT5VVui7aS9Q_2fsfxahbyw7goBCGlfANmm4A_3d For those of you who want to share with us, use this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=dIXsY8YIuuh5f_2fMLZasLgA_3d_3d

Letter to Doctors and ADAP directors about changes in weight loss/quality of life medication access

May 8, 2007 Dear ADAP Director: As you may be aware, your HIV patients will soon face an abrupt change in available treatment options for HIV-related weight loss and AIDS wasting syndrome. In March 2007, Watson Laboratories, the sole manufacturer of the inexpensive HIV anti-wasting agent nandrolone decanoate (also known as Deca-Durabolin), halted production of …

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Cheap HIV drugs are more important than patents

Tuesday, October 09, 2007 African countries should follow Thailand’s lead in manufacturing their own affordable medication in the face of U.S. pressure. By Lara Santoro October 9, 2007 In January, the Thai government gave its domestic drug manufacturers carte blanche to effectively copy the formula for Abbot Laboratories’ AIDS drug, Kaletra, and reproduce it in …

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