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'Immunotherapy' in Monkeys Shows Promise as Long-Term HIV Treatment

Posted 13 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 13, 2017 – Lab experiments with monkeys suggest that "immunotherapy" holds promise as a long-term treatment for HIV, researchers say. Treatment with two anti-HIV antibodies right after infection might help keep the AIDS-causing virus in check for a prolonged period, according to the new study. Despite an arsenal of HIV drugs, effective long-term treatment remains elusive because ...

Health Tip: Could Allergy Shots Help You?

Posted 21 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

-- If you have allergies, regular shots (immunotherapy) are designed to make you less sensitive to allergens over time. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says you may be a candidate for allergy shots if: Your symptoms are moderate-to-severe and your allergy season lasts a few months or more. You want to avoid long-term use of allergy medications. You can commit the time ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Bivigam Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), 10 Percent Liquid, 100 mL Sterile Vial: Recall - Visible Particles Observed

Posted 8 Apr 2013 by Drugs.com

  [Posted 04/05/2013] ISSUE: During a routine annual reserve inspection, visible particles were observed in lot number 120016 (Expiration Date: March 31, 2014) of Bivigam Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), 10% Liquid. Biotest is voluntarily recalling this lot from the market. Inspections of other lots of product have not shown the presence of visible particles. BACKGROUND: Bivigam is indicated ...

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