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Are HIV and AIDS Poised for a Comeback?

Posted 25 Oct 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 – The advent of powerful drugs in the mid-1990s brought remarkable gains in survival for HIV patients who had access to the medications. But a team of experts now warns that the global HIV pandemic continues and is at risk of expanding, given the worrisome global rise of HIV resistance to antiretroviral (ART) medications. "Current trends in HIV drug resistance are very concerning," said Dr. Chris Beyrer, lead author of an overview on the state of global HIV drug resistance. "Resistance levels have been found to be highest in ART-exposed infants and children," he added. "Which is a real concern, since children are already among the least-treated age group in many developing countries." Beyrer is professor of epidemiology with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. He and his colleagues noted that roughly 19.5 million HIV patients – or ... Read more

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Experimental Medicine Might Rescue People With Drug-Resistant HIV

Posted 28 Oct 2016 by

FRIDAY, Oct. 28, 2016 – Researchers report that a new medication might revolutionize the treatment of HIV patients who don't respond to existing drugs. The intravenous drug, known as ibalizumab, is given every two weeks. It's now in the final stage of research required before drug makers can seek U.S. government approval. "These are sick, vulnerable, desperate patients," said study author Dr. Jacob Lalezari, an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. "They're in a bind, and this is potentially a lifesaving therapy," said Lalezari, who is also medical director for Quest Clinical Research. The drug targets patients with multi-drug-resistant HIV, meaning they don't respond to many of the medications used to treat the AIDS-causing virus. It's estimated that 10,000 HIV patients in the United States are immune to several drugs, the researchers ... Read more

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Insys Therapeutics Announces FDA Approval of Syndros (dronabinol) Oral Solution

Posted 5 Jul 2016 by

PHOENIX, July 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Insys Therapeutics, Inc. (“Insys” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ:INSY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Insys’ dronabinol oral solution, Syndros, an orally administered liquid formulation of the pharmaceutical cannabinoid dronabinol, a pharmaceutical version of tetrahydrocannabinol ("THC"). Syndros is approved for use in treating anorexia associated with weight loss in patients with AIDS, and nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conventional antiemetic treatments. Syndros is currently awaiting scheduling by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. "We are very pleased to announce FDA approval of Syndros. We believe that Syndros will be an important new treatment option for patients suffering from the devastating effects of chemothe ... Read more

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