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Roche Says to Pull Older HIV Drug on Poor Demand

May 19, 2005

On Wednesday, Swiss drug maker Roche Holding AG said it will voluntarily discontinue its HIV drug Fortovase because of declining demand for the medicine. Due to the availability of Invirase -- a new formulation of the drug, which is better tolerated -- Roche will stop selling Fortovase in the first quarter of 2006. The decision was not based on concerns about the safety or efficacy of Fortovase, Roche said.

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Adapted from:
Reuters
05.18.2005


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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