FDA delays decision on first drug to prevent HIV infection

   Jun 9, 4:37 pm

London, June 9 (ANI): US health regulators have delayed until mid-September a decision on whether to approve Truvada as the first pill that prevents HIV infection.

Drug maker Gilead Sciences said on Friday that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would take an additional three months to review its drug application, after the California Company submitted additional materials to the agency earlier this month.

In May, a panel of experts recommended approval of the daily pill for healthy people at high risk of contracting HIV, the Daily Express reported.

The group's vote is non-binding, but the FDA often follows its advice.

Gilead said that it had submitted updated details on its safety materials for patients and doctors using Truvada.

The FDA typically extends its reviews after receiving such information. (ANI)

WHO says millions of candidate Ebola vaccine doses will be made available by 2015 Oct 25, 11:18 am
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that millions of doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine will be made available by next year- the trial for which is expected to begin in selected countries of West Africa this December.
Full Story
Why some toddlers stare at faces rather than objects Oct 24, 3:53 pm
London, Oct 24 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have pointed to the fact that an infant's preference for a person's face, rather than an object, was associated with lower levels of callous and unemotional behaviors in toddlerhood.
Full Story
Exposure to sunshine slows weight gain, diabetes Oct 24, 12:26 pm
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed that exposure to moderate amounts of sunshine may slow the development of obesity and diabetes.
Full Story
How mindfulness can help protect your heart Oct 24, 11:42 am
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed that mindfulness, that is paying more attention to the feelings and experiences in the present moments, can help people protect their heart.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY