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:3/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... How to Walk with God #TruthwithGrace”: a devotional journal chronicling the writer’s path ... to Learning How to Walk with God #TruthwithGrace” is the creation of published ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , ... March 24, 2017 , ... “The Adventures of ... smart and silly dog who lives his life to the fullest, as God intended. ... published author Patti Holmgren, a mother and grandmother pursuing her passion for writing, especially ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... Demonstrating their commitment to improving ... health departments have been awarded national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation ... expanding network of communities across the nation whose health departments meet rigorous national ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... , ... The MBI “Hall of Fame” recognizes the contributions of those whose careers are or ... the careers of all others involved. , On Monday, March 21st, 2017 Laurie ... of Fame. The induction took place during the World of Modular – Award Gala ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... NOW, an innovative mobile app and centralized benefits dashboard solving one of the ... securely from multiple locations. For the first time, employees can access up-to-date information ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... PUNE, India , March 23, 2017 ... are growing ageing population, increasing diabetic population, accelerating economic growth ... developments of this industry are higher life expectancy of ESRD ... potential in emerging markets. However, the expansion of the market ... ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... -- Transportation Insight, a multi-modal lead logistics solutions provider receives ... with expertise serving clients in the food industry. Vice ... was named a 2017 Food Logistics Champion: ... publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product ... has brought to Transportation Insight a wealth of knowledge ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... INDIANAPOLIS , March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... and the William Sansum Diabetes Center have established a ... affected by diabetes through enhanced research, education and care. ... cardiovascular disease bears a disproportionate weight on Latino families ... David Kerr , M.D., FRCPE, director of Innovation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: