Navigation Links
AIDS Generic Drugs Approved by FDA for Sale in US

Expiry of Patent period for branded Zidovudine in US has lead to approval of FDA for new generic version of AZT, which would cost less and can be imported from other countries.

Zidovudine (AZT), is an anti-retroviral drug used in the // treatment of AIDS, the drug prevents the replication of the virus inside the humans by stopping the multiplication of the virus. The drug is also used in combination with other anti-retroviral drugs to combat HIV infection. Generic drugs of Zidovudine was not available in US market due to strict patent laws, so the people can use only branded Zidovudine drugs, as branded drugs are very costly, treatment using AZT has been very costly in the US. Due to expiry of the patents in the US for Zidovudine, now generic drugs can be sold and brought in US, though generic drugs are cheaper compared to branded drugs, some critics and pharmaceutical giants worry about the quality and safety of using the generic drugs. Now that those patents have expired, versions of drug manufactured by Roxane Laboratories of Columbus, Ohio; Ranbaxy Laboratories of Gurgaon, India, and Aurobindo Pharma of Hyderabad, India, can go on the market. The drug Retrovir which was approved in 1987, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and approved by FDA costs about $7 for one 300 milligram tablet.

“These approvals will now allow those infected with HIV more access to these life-saving drugs within our country,” said Mike Leavitt, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, in a statement.

(Source: The Associated Press)
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Generic drug costs remain shackled
2. FDA Approves Indian Generic Drug For AIDS Treatment
3. Proper Validation of Generic Drugs Could Save Millions of AIDS Patients
4. HIV Mortality declining in India due to Generic Antiretroviral therapy drugs
5. Generic Drugs Usage In US Can Save $20 Billion – Express Script Surve
6. Generic Products Compete With GlaxoSmithKline
7. ViroPharma Shares Fall As FDA Moves Towards Generic Vancocin
8. Ranbaxy Expands By Acquiring A Generic Company In Belgium
9. First Generic Version of Lexapro permitted by US
10. Dr Reddys Launches Generic Version Of Mercks Proscar Tablets
11. Ranbaxy Acquires Glaxosmithklines Generic Unit in Spain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... MB Business Capital, ... $11,250,000 senior credit facility to Sunrise, Florida-based Management Health Systems, LLC, dba MedPro ... facilitate a recapitalization of MedPro led by Harren Equity Partners. Brightwood Capital ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... 19, 2017 , ... Workrite Ergonomics announced this week the ... privacy panel system was designed to deliver the ideal blend of acoustic and ... provide the visual privacy required to maintain concentration levels and increase productivity. The ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... Tribble Insurance Agency, a family ... Virginia region, is inaugurating a charity event to honor Chad Phillip Dermyer, a local ... last year, Chad Phillip Dermyer and his fellow officers were conducting routine stops of ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... For the ... Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) have earned “Top Doctor” awards. Dr. Mark Leondires, ... Williams have each been chosen by their peers for the 2017 list based ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... , ... Sales Focus Inc. (SFI), a Maryland-based sales outsourcing company, announced today ... past 20 years SFI has been recognized as the world’s leader in Intelligent Sales ... the US market. The new clients include: Panacea Pro, Campseekers, Contentmart, Stress Pal, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: ... and Drug Administration (FDA) has acknowledged receipt of the ... for SHP465, a long-acting, triple-bead, mixed amphetamine salts formulation. ... for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The FDA is expected to ... the designated Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) action ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... -- Pfizer joins Astex, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, ...   Major research investment to work ...   The Milner Therapeutics Institute today announces ... partner to the Milner Therapeutics Consortium. Pfizer has agreed ... of materials between industry and academia and allocation of ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... 19, 2017 While various ... about reducing the FDA,s regulatory strictness as a ... medical drug industry, many of the leading biotech ... trials and development of advanced drug treatments and ... recent developments include:  Moleculin Biotech, Inc., (NASDAQ: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: