Month: October 2014

Ibalizumab: First HIV Drug to Get Orphan Drug Status for Salvage Patients

Shares of TaiMed Biologics Inc, which manufactures drugs to treat AIDS, soared 12.93 percent yesterday after its new TMB-355 drug for intravenous injection was granted orphan drug status in the US. The company‚Äôs shares closed at NT$151.2 yesterday, outperforming the over-the-counter benchmark index, which ended up 0.56 percent. The granting of orphan status could shorten …

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Harvoni (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir) to treat chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection.

For Immediate Release October 10, 2014 Release The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Harvoni (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir) to treat chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection. Harvoni is the first combination pill approved to treat chronic HCV genotype 1 infection. It is also the first approved regimen that does not require administration …

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As PrEP Becomes More Available, Couples With One HIV + Partner Consider Treatment

It has been recommended that gay and bisexual men consider taking pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for HIV prevention, but there is one demographic that, according to many health care professionals, is an ideal candidate for this treatment: HIV-negative men with HIV-positive male partners, relationships that are referred to as serodiscordant. For many of these couples, …

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HIV Prevention Pill (Truvada) Patient Assistance Program Now Available

More Breaking from U.S. Conference on AIDS: Gilead is raising income levels for their Assistance Program to 500% of FPL (or approx $58,350). So you may be able to get PrEP paid for if you are making below that amount and can’t afford the drug. Also being told that the Co-Pay Assistance program is expanding …

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