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FTC (Emtriva) Approved

The U.S. FDA announced the approval of FTC (brand name EmtrivaTM, generic name emtricitabine, former brand name CoviracilTM) on July 2, 2003.

FTC is chemically related to 3TC. It was approved primarily on the basis of two clinical trials: one compar...

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U.S. Approves Emtriva; Gilead Hopes Viread/Emtriva Combo Will Compete With Combivir

Gilead Sciences received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration Wednesday for a new once-a-day AIDS drug, Emtriva. Known generically as emtricitabine, Emtriva is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor. Gilead now hopes to combine Emt...