Month: August 2012

Gilead Prices Its New STRIBILD Once a Day HIV Regimen Higher Than Complera and Atripla

Gilead has priced its STRIBILD at  $28,500 / year.  The other two single tablet HIV regimens, Complera and Atripla cost $26, 350 /year and $24,971.64/year, respectively. A regimen of twice a day raltegravir  (Isentress) plus once a day Truvada costs   $30,753 /year. Boosted Reyataz  plus Truvada  costs $34,390/year and boosted Prezista plus Truvada is …

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Could Smart Drugs Help People With Cognitive Loss?

By Lily McCann Smart drugs, also known as neuro enhancers, memory enhancers, intelligence enhancers, cognitive enhancers and nootropics, are drugs and supplements that improve functions of the brain, including attention, memory, concentration and intelligence. These mental function enhancers are believed to work by improving the brain’s oxygen supply, stimulating the growth of nerves in the …

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Is the best HIV drug bad for muscle? Isentress increases CPK

CPK is creatine phosphokinase, an enzyme found mainly in the heart, brain, and skeletal muscle. It is tested by taking a blood sample. High CPK can indicate muscle destruction, heart attacks, central nervous sysmtem issues, and others. Long term exposure of high CPK can load up your kidneys, and may cause muscle loss and weakness. …

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