FDA Says Merck's HIV Drug Gets Generic Threat
January 11, 2012
The Food and Drug Administration reports it has received applications from drugmakers who wish to produce generic versions of the HIV drugs Isentress (Merck & Co.) and Epivir (GlaxoSmithKline). Isentress was approved for use in adult patients in 2007; in December, FDA expanded its label, allowing the drug to be used in children and adolescents. FDA declined to disclose the names of the generic drug applicants.
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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