On June 5, the United States and the rest of the world marks a grim milestone – the 40th anniversary of the HIV epidemic. While the virus has taken the lives of an estimated 35 million people over the last 40 years, an end could be in sight as biopharma researchers continue to develop safe and effective new treatments, with an eye toward a potential cure.
Gilead Sciences Inc. announced that the company will donate Truvada for PrEP (emtricitabine 200 mg and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg tablets) to the U.S. CDC.
Gilead Sciences Inc. announced that the company is providing $17.6 million in grants to 30 organizations in the United States through the Gilead HIV Age Positively initiative.
The return on R&D investment for leading biopharmaceutical manufacturers fell to a nine-year low while the U.S. FDA approved a record-breaking amount of novel medicines during 2018.
GlaxoSmithKline Plc will actively look to buy early-stage assets and partner with companies, the drugmaker’s chief executive officer said.
More than 130,000 people were newly diagnosed with HIV last year in Eastern Europe – the highest rate ever for the region – while the number of new cases in Western Europe declined, global public health experts said.
The FDA approved Biktarvy, Gilead’s once-daily, triple-combo tablet for treating HIV infection, paving the way for the biotech company to capture more of the multibillion-dollar HIV drug market.
The number of people newly diagnosed with HIV in Europe reached its highest level in 2016 since records began, showing the region’s epidemic growing “at an alarming pace,” health officials said.
Developing new antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and using technology for early diagnosis are among steps needed to sustain momentum in fighting HIV/AIDS and ending the disease as a public health threat by 2030, UNAIDS said in a report.
Makers of generic AIDS drugs will start churning out millions of pills for Africa containing a state-of-the-art medicine widely used in rich countries, after securing a multi-million dollar guarantee that caps prices at just $75 per patient a year.