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DDC Bites the Dust
      #202259 - 08/02/06 08:27 AM

An HIV Drug Says Goodbye

by Tim Horn



July 27, 2006 (AIDSmeds)—In a letter sent to doctors late last month, Roche Pharmaceuticals announced that it will be ending the sale and distribution of Hivid® (zalcitabine, also known as ddC), a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) originally approved in 1992. The tablets will not be available in U.S. pharmacies after December 31, 2006.


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      #202384 - 08/03/06 06:15 AM

I posted this ( at least in part) to find out if anyone else had bad memories of ddC. I remember my former partner buying a mortar and pestle in order to break up some huge "horse pill" so that it could be mixed into something to drink. How the drug company ever thought anyone could swallow that thing is beyond me. I think it was ddC.

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