Four-in-One HIV Pill Enters Late-Stage Clinical Testing

"Gilead Sciences Inc. said Monday it started late stage clinical testing of its four-in-one 'Quad' HIV tablet," the Associated Press reports. The pill includes the drugs elvitegravir, cobicistat, and the two components of Truvada, emtricitabine and tenofovir (4/12). "The Phase III clinical program for the Quad includes two studies ... that will evaluate the Quad regimen versus a standard of care among" HIV-positive adults who have not yet started antiretroviral treatment, according to a Gilead press release (4/12).

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