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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Simplifying the cocktail regimen for HIV

FDA Approves Once-Daily Combo Drug for HIV

This must have been interesting from a logistical standpoint, as it combines drugs made by different pharmaceutical companies.

The implications for international use, where it is particularly difficult to get patients to comply with the regimen, are outstanding. The pill would be considered for purchase in Third World countries under the President's Plan for AIDS Relief. Of course, at $1,150 per 30-day supply, it's incredibly expensive otherwise, but it's apparently the same as the drugs would cost separately, yet in a once-a-day formulation.

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