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Aventis Closer to U.S. Approval for AIDS-Related Drug

March 26, 2004

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Paris-based Aventis, France's largest drug firm, is one step closer in getting U.S. approval for Sculptra, its injectable wrinkle-filling drug for patients with AIDS-related wasting condition. An advisory panel unanimously voted to recommend Food and Drug Administration approval of Sculptra for people with HIV, while cautioning against more widespread use. Aventis estimates annual sales of the drug to be as much as 1 billion euros (US$1.2 billion).

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Adapted from:
New York Times
03.26.04; Bloomberg News

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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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