Navigation Links
Five AIDS Patients To Receive Experimental Anti-retroviral Drugs

A group of five AIDS victims who have been trying to gain special access to the much sought unapproved anti- HIV drugs (TMC 114 and TMC 125) can now rejoice as the Health Canada // has now issued the medication in what can be considered as a rare clinical trial.

Dr. Montaner, an AIDS drugs specialist with the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS at St. Paul's Hospital has been trying hard to bring the two unapproved drugs into Canada as a special case. He had even submitted an application to Health Canada in this regard. A special access program that is designed to get unapproved drugs to terminally ill patients was his only hope.

"We started nine months ago looking for treatment. In that time, unfortunately, one [of the six men] has died. We need to make sure we do the best for the patients at all times and not get hung up on unnecessary bureaucratic delays," said Montaner.

Health Canada however refused the request on grounds of inadequate data regarding the synergistic effect of the two drugs. Following this, the doctor and his team sought the help of media and politicians. Unable to withstand the pressure, it has been decided to provide the patients with the drug under a unique approach, a clinical trial.

The chair of St. Paul's ethical-review board that approved the protocol has requested for minor changes to be incorporated in the patient consent forms. The clinical trail is believed to ensure better monitoring of the five patients. A contract would soon by signed between the hospital and the drug supplier, Tibotec Inc., which has agreed to provide the drug free of cost.

The drug is hoped to reach the patients in the coming year. One of the proposed recipient, B.C. artist Tiko Kerr has expressed his feelings of joy following the announcement. He his nervous system has already been affected. Infact he has already lost sensation in his feet and one hand. He manages to do painting with the other hand in which th ere is some sensation preserved.

Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh has also been very active in ensuring drug supply to the victims. He met another patient, Paul Lewand, chairman of the B.C. Persons with AIDS Society. While the whole world visualises a hopeless end for AIDS victims, this move is expected to infuse an endless hope amongst the five victims.
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. One in Three Heart Attack Patients Have No Chest Pains
2. Amphetamines Help Recovery of Stroke Patients
3. Painkillers Do Not Shorten Dying Patients Lives
4. Patients With Filariasis More Prone To HIV Infection
5. Glivec - New Hope For CMC Patients
6. Patients often assume wrongly that they are allergic to penicillin
7. New FDA Approved Drug NATRECOR For Heart Failure Patients
8. Hemochromatosis Patients Blood is Safe
9. Patients Pressure Would Result In Overprescription
10. Risk Of Decongestants In Hypertensive Patients
11. Interference helps Heart Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... On Memorial Day, Hope For ... their lives in military battle for the country. The nonprofit Hope For Heroes ... more programs that empower independence for disabled military veterans, as well as police, firemen, ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... , ... May 26, 2016 , ... MadgeTech will be ... engineered, and manufactured in Warner, New Hampshire at the MadgeTech headquarters. With products sold ... monitoring solutions trusted by government agencies, including NASA. , In 2012, NASA strategically ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... In an effort to provide hair restoration ... to both Snapchat users and those who do not use the app. Dr. Mohebi, the ... new page, Dr. Mohebi Live . , Dr. Mohebi says, “The positive response ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... Center (AHEC) to host a six-week smoking cessation class starting June 6 at their ... AHEC’s website, http://www.gnahec.org . , Additionally, the Lung Institute has created a free ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... The MIAMI ... events featuring guest speaker Dr. Adonis Maiquez MD, ABAARM. Dr. Adonis , Wellness ... Regenerative Medicine, and a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine. , He also ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/27/2016)... Israel , May 27, 2016 ... an innovative biopharmaceutical company focused on late-stage drug ... Dexcel Pharma of pivotal batches required ... and Drug Administration (FDA). This follows Kitov,s ... Phase III trial successfully met its primary efficacy ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... A key trend that will ... of new treatments. Cardax, a development stage life sciences ... therapy is expected to fulfil large unmet medical needs ... studies to develop new treatments for osteoarthritis. One such ... in osteoarthritis are being investigated, and early trials of ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... 25,2016 FDA 510(k) clearance ... platform for urological and surgical applications ... of Cellvizio®, the multidisciplinary confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) ... the US with the 12 th 510(k) ... (FDA). This new FDA clearance covers Confocal Miniprobes ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: