Tag Archives: Drug

South Africa's Aspen launches three-in-one HIV drug

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African drugmaker Aspen Pharmacare on Monday launched a triple-combination tablet for the treatment of HIV in the country where the virus is most prevalent. The company’s new Emdolten drug is a once-a-day tablet in the form of dolutegravir, an antiretroviral medication that counters the drug resistance that often develops with older… Read More »

New Drug Approved for Traveler's Diarrhea

Nov. 20, 2018 — The FDA has approved a new prescription drug for traveler’s diarrhea, which affects millions of people a year, cutting short vacations and other trips. Rifamycin (Aemcolo) is expected to be on the market by mid-February, says Tom Joyce, president and CEO of Aries Pharmaceuticals, the U.S. firm licensed to distribute it… Read More »

Removable PrEP implant produces high drug levels in rabbits; further studies planned

A small removable plastic implant resembling a tiny piece of dry spaghetti is capable of delivering sustained levels of the drug tenofovir, researchers told last month’s HIV Research for Prevention conference (HIVR4P 2018) in Madrid. The drug delivery capability of the implants was tested on rabbits and will now advance into tests on dogs and… Read More »