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New Heat-Stable Form of Norvir Approved

On February 10, 2010, the FDA approved a new heat-stable form of Norvir (ritonavir) 100mg tablets, which do not need to be refrigerated. The daily dose is 600mg taken twice a day. When used with other protease inhibitors, its dose should be reduced. ...

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Cruising With Lazarus: Abbott Laboratories' Pricing Malfunction

In case you were wondering if there could be anything more shocking than a "wardrobe malfunction" during a Super Bowl halftime show, there is. Last December, well over a month before Janet Jackson exposed her breast to 89 million television viewers...

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Test Positive Aware Network Responds to Abbott Regarding Norvir Price Increase

This press release from Retrovirus follows a public letter dated 2/4/04 to Jeffery Devlin, Marketing Director at Abbott Laboratories, issued jointly by AFC, TPAN, CDPH and CORE Center.

In light of the broad opposition in the HIV/AIDS community to Ab...

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Abbott Laboratories Increases Norvir Price Fivefold

In an entirely unexpected move on December 4, 2003, Abbott Laboratories increased the U.S. wholesale price of its 100-mg capsules of ritonavir (Norvir®), to five times what it had been the day before -- and increased the price of the liquid formulati...

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Open Letter to Abbott: "Roll Back the Norvir Price Hike!"

Dear Mr. White:

A recent action by your company has shaken the HIV/AIDS community to its very core, threatening to transform and erode a productive relationship that has evolved between us in combatting this epidemic. The AIDS Treatment Activists Co...

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Abacavir vs. Indinavir in Therapy-Naive People (CNA3014)

Preliminary 24-week data was presented of an ongoing trial comparing abacavir to indinavir (taken three times a day). Both regimens include Combivir (zidovudine + 3TC). The 342 treatment-naive people in this trial had viral loads above 5,000 copies, ...

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Ritonavir Capsules Available

After being withdrawn from the market for almost a year due to complications in the manufacturing process, ritonavir (Norvir®) is once again available. This eliminates the need to drink the unpleasant liquid form of the drug. The newly formulated sof...

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Ritonavir and Menstruation

Women living with HIV often experience changes in their menstrual cycle, including the flow and frequency of menstruation. A recent study suggests that women using the drug ritonavir (Norvir®) as part of their anti-HIV combination therapy may be at a...

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The Norvir Soft-Gel Cap Is Back: Getting the Bad Taste Out of Your Mouth

Abbott announced June 30th that the FDA has approved the new Norivir (ritonavir) soft-gel capsules. People on ritonavir had been forced to switch drugs or go on the liquid formulation when production problems caused the original formulation to become...

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A Long Wait for Ritonavir Capsules

As TI reported this summer, Abbott Laboratories encountered a serious problem in the manufacture of its protease inhibitor, ritonavir (Norvir), that forced a shutdown of production of the capsules and required all users to switch to the liquid formul...