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Gilead files NDA for once-daily HIV treatment

July 2, 2015

Gilead Sciences is seeking FDA approval for its investigational, once-daily regimen of emtricitabine 200 mg and tenofovir alafenamide 25 mg, plus Janssen Pharmaceutical’s rilpivirine 25 mg, for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adult and pediatric patients aged 12 years and older, according to the press release.

The FDA is expected rule on the new drug application (NDA) for the combination treatment (R/F/TAF) within 6 months of accepting it.

Health officials warn of possible HIV, HBV, HCV exposure from dental procedures

July 2, 2015
New South Wales health officials have warned that more than 12,000 patients may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C viruses as a result of poor…

California could spend nearly $5 billion on HCV drugs over next year

July 2, 2015
In a new report, California is projected to spend $4.77 billion on new treatments for hepatitis C virus infection over the next 12 months to aid people with the…
In the Journals

MRSA epidemics in US, South America share common ancestor

July 2, 2015
Two epidemics of community-associated MRSA, both linked to the USA300 clone and its Latin American variant, appeared to derive from sister clades with a common ancestor…
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Infant mortality, morbidity similar for ampicillin-susceptible, ampicillin-resistant E. coli

July 2, 2015
Data from a recent study showed there were no clinically relevant differences in mortality and morbidity among infant patients diagnosed with blood stream infections…
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The Patient with Hepatitis C

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with hepatitis C.
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VIDEO: James A. Hoxie, MD, discusses intense energy of emerging HIV cure research

VIDEO: James A. Hoxie, MD, discusses intense energy of emerging HIV cure research

July 1, 2015
The “intense” energy felt by scientists working on HIV research comes from the relatively recent idea that…
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

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Acute bacterial conjunctivitis affects approximately 1 of every 8 children each year, and 5 million cases occur in the…
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