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After patients found the wrong pills in their HIV prescription bottles, Johnson & Johnson filed a lawsuit to stop counterfeits.
Many participants on two-drug regimens had more treatment under their belt and more chronic conditions.
Injectable cabotegravir and rilpivirine are approved for people with viral suppression who would prefer monthly injections to daily pills.
The European Medicines Agency gave the green light to injectable cabotegravir and rilpivirine for HIV treatment.
The FDA recently held up the U.S. approval based on concerns over the monthly injectable regimen’s manufacturing.
This finding could potentially offer a way to blunt Zika’s devastating impact.
A major plus of the implant is that it can be easily removed if necessary.
The experimental long-acting injectable regimen of cabotegravir and rilpivirine stands poised for approval.
Given every four weeks, the combo injection of cabotegravir and Edurant (rilpivirine) will likely face an FDA decision by early 2020.
The trial will investigate whether injections of long-acting cabotegravir and rilpivirine yield a superior rate of viral suppression.
Dosed every four weeks, the injection, which requires a clinic visit, includes long-acting rilpivirine and cabotegravir.
The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle saw many important studies that are advancing the fight against HIV.
Participants in a study were started on daily oral drugs and then half were switched over to long-acting meds.
Given every four weeks, combo injections of cabotegravir and rilpivirine will likely face an FDA decision by early 2020.
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