GlaxoSmithKline Plc said an injection of the company’s cabotegravir drug given every two months, in combination with Johnson & Johnson’s rilpivirine, was recommended for approval to treat HIV infections by a panel of the European health regulator.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company Roche’s HIV-1/HIV-2 qualitative test for use on the fully automated Cobas 6800/8800 Systems.
Britain’s GSK said an injection of the company’s cabotegravir drug given every two months was found to be 65 percent more effective in preventing HIV infections than Gilead’s Truvada daily oral pills.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Gilead Sciences Inc.’s Descovy to reduce the risk of sexually acquired HIV infection in men and transgender women who have sex with men.
GlaxoSmithKline’s ViiV Healthcare received European Commission approval for Dovato to treat advanced-stage HIV infections in adults and adolescents above the age of 12 and weighing at least 40 kg.
GlaxoSmithKline’s two-drug treatment for HIV infections won marketing approval from a European Medicines Agency panel. The British drugmaker received U.S. FDA approval in April 2019.
The FDA approved ViiV’s Dovato as a complete, once-daily, single-tablet regimen of dolutegravir (DTG) 50 mg and lamivudine (3TC) 300 mg for treating HIV-1 infection in adults with no antiretroviral treatment history and no known resistance to either DTG or 3TC.
ViiV Healthcare presented comprehensive 48-week data from the ATLAS (Antiretroviral Therapy as Long-Acting Suppression) and FLAIR (First Long-Acting Injectable Regimen) pivotal phase III studies of the novel, investigational, long-acting regimen of cabotegravir and rilpivirine.
An HIV-positive man in Britain became the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the AIDS virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV resistant donor, his doctors said.
China government officials told the Xinhua News Agency that the researcher who became world famous for using CRISPR on human embryos “will be transferred to public security authorities,” and the individuals involved in the research will be “severely dealt with according to the law.”