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tipranavir,what do you mean by compassionate acess
Mar 2, 2005

I have been on tipranavir500mg.2,s a day,ritonavir200mg.s2's a dayvidex400mg.sday+epivir150mgs.2'sa day this May will be 3years.My viral load is undetectable.My Tcells stay around180. I am starting to have a lot of gastro. problems recently.Whatdoes ompassionate acess mean?

Response from Dr. Henry

Compassionate access (also termed early access or expanded access) refers to programs where the FDA and the sponsoring company allows needy patients to receive a new drug prior to FDA approval. KH



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