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Update on Sculptra (New-Fill) Hearing

March 26, 2004

A note from TheBody.com: Since this article was written, the HIV pandemic has changed, as has our understanding of HIV/AIDS and its treatment. As a result, parts of this article may be outdated. Please keep this in mind, and be sure to visit other parts of our site for more recent information!

On March 25 an FDA advisory panel unanimously recommended that the FDA approve Sculptra (New-Fill) for facial wasting caused by HIV treatment or HIV. They also want restrictions so that it will not be used widely for less urgent purposes like filling wrinkles, unless the company (Dermik Laboratories) comes back with data to support that use. The committee was not happy with the limited amount of data available, but was moved by HIV patients' testimony about their need for the treatment.

A note from TheBody.com: Since this article was written, the HIV pandemic has changed, as has our understanding of HIV/AIDS and its treatment. As a result, parts of this article may be outdated. Please keep this in mind, and be sure to visit other parts of our site for more recent information!



  
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This article was provided by AIDS Treatment News. It is a part of the publication AIDS Treatment News.
 
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