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2010-09-21 11:33:45

Higher clinical trial drop-out rates among women remain a concern A new landmark study, which demonstrated it is possible to recruit large numbers of women into a clinical trial evaluating treatments for HIV infection, found no significant gender-based differences in response to the anti-HIV drugs darunavir and ritonavir "” at least among those who remained in the trial to the end. However, women dropped out of the GRACE (Gender, Race and Clinical Experience) study at higher rates than...

2010-09-03 07:42:00

CORK, Ireland, September 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tibotec Pharmaceuticals today announced its submission of a Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for TMC278 (rilpivirine, as hydrochloride), an investigational non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) for the treatment of HIV. The proposed indication would make TMC278 available for once-daily use with other antiretroviral agents in treatment-naive HIV-1-infected adults. It is...

2010-07-26 07:30:00

TITUSVILLE, N.J., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Tibotec Pharmaceuticals today announced the submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for TMC278 (rilpivirine), an investigational non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI), being studied for once-daily use with other antiretroviral agents in treatment-naive HIV-1-infected adults. If approved, TMC278 will be the third anti-HIV compound to be introduced by Tibotec Pharmaceuticals. The...

2010-07-22 07:30:00

VIENNA, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Tibotec Pharmaceuticals announced today results from two pivotal Phase 3, double-blind, randomized clinical trials comparing the efficacy, safety and tolerability of its investigational non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) TMC278 (rilpivirine) versus efavirenz (EFV), each administered once daily with a nucleoside/nucleotide background regimen in treatment-naive, HIV-1-infected adults. These global trials, known as ECHO and THRIVE, reached...

2010-07-19 05:30:00

VIENNA, July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today presented 48-week findings comparing an HIV regimen of its protease inhibitor (PI), Kaletra® (lopinavir/ritonavir), and Merck's integrase inhibitor, Isentress® (raltegravir), to a traditional HIV regimen of Kaletra and the nucleotide/nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) in Truvada® (tenofovir and emtricitabine) in antiretroviral-naive adult patients....

2010-06-02 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, for the treatment of HIV, Gilead and Tibotec (a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) remain on track to launch three novel treatment options in the next two years - Gilead's Quad (a four drug, one pill, once-daily, regimen), Tibotec's rilpivirine and Gilead/Tibotec's rilpivirine/emtricitabine/tenofovir...

2010-01-28 07:30:00

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Tibotec Therapeutics announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a labeling update for PREZISTA® (darunavir) tablets to include 96-week data from the ARTEMIS and TITAN studies. Both ARTEMIS and TITAN evaluated the efficacy and safety of PREZISTA with ritonavir (r) vs. lopinavir/r in combination with other antiretrovirals (ARVs) for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) in...

2010-01-04 08:28:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, in 2018, the fixed dose coformulation of Tibotec's* rilpivirine and Gilead's Truvada will achieve blockbuster sales of more than $2 billion in the HIV drug market in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Japan. The Pharmacor finding from the topic entitled Human Immunodeficiency Virus...

2009-12-01 14:25:46

Viral failure twice as common in patients with high viral loads given Epzicom when compared to those treated with Truvada A study in the New England Journal of Medicine released on World AIDS Day reports that viral failure, the point at which medication can no longer suppress the HIV infection, was twice as likely and happened sooner among patients initiating anti-retroviral therapy with high viral loads who were given Epzicom when compared to similar patients treated with Truvada. The...

2009-08-18 10:15:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that Matrix Laboratories, an Indian company in which Mylan owns a controlling stake, has received tentative approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for a fixed-dose combination (FDC) of Efavirenz, Emtricitabine, Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate Tablets, 600 mg/200 mg/300 mg. This...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'