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Glimmers of hope: moving towards better HIV and TB treatment in eastern Europe

Eastern Europe continues to have one of the worst HIV epidemics in the world outside sub-Saharan Africa, with the worst linkage to care of any region in

Published
07 February 2019
By
Gus Cairns
CHMP recommends for approval a generic version of atazanavir

At its January meeting, the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended for approval a generic version of atazanavir – Atazanavir Krka for the treatment of HIV infection.

Published
05 February 2019
From
EATG
Allowing Insurers to Dictate Therapies Harms People Living with HIV

A new proposed rule by the Trump Administration could give insurance companies the power to restrict access to medications that people living with HIV need. Under the proposal, insurance companies could also require “prior authorization” and/or “step therapy,” which would force patients to use and fail cheaper therapies before getting access to more effective ones.

Published
29 January 2019
From
BETA blog
Cipla recalls 4,800 bottles of anti-HIV tablets from American market

Cipla is recalling 4,800 bottles of Nevirapine extended-release tablets used for the treatment of HIV from the American market.

Published
30 December 2018
From
Business Today
Drug buyers' clubs aim to tackle HIV prevention 'crisis'

A new generation of drug buyers' clubs like those set up at the height of the AIDS epidemic is seeking to combat a "crisis" in preventing new HIV infections by providing access to cheap generics of a breakthrough prophylactic.

Published
12 December 2018
From
Medscape
Trump Wants to Restrict Access to HIV Meds for People on Medicare

In a move to cut Medicare costs, the proposed changes would also affect people with cancer, depression and schizophrenia.

Published
29 November 2018
From
Poz
Gilead investors spooked by UnitedHealthcare push to cut HIV drug costs

Unveiled this week, UnitedHealthcare’s MyScriptRewards program will offer patients up to $500 in prepaid debit cards for medical expenses if they work with their doctors to choose lower-cost HIV drug regimens. The program is rolling out in HIV antivirals to start, with other specialty drug classes to follow.

Published
05 November 2018
From
FiercePharma
Generic PrEP bought online has correct amounts of emtricitabine and tenofovir

People buying generic PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) online can be confident they are buying the real thing, according to research presented to the International Congress on Drug Therapy

Published
28 October 2018
By
Michael Carter
Most PrEP users in Berlin obtained it from informal channels

Over half of men who have sex with men (MSM) living in Berlin who were using HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) accessed it through informal sources, without consistent

Published
02 October 2018
By
Krishen Samuel
CJEU Ruling on Truvada recalls ‘evergreening’ goes against public health interests

On 25th July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) rendered its preliminary ruling on the interpretation of Article 3(a) of Regulation (EC) No 469/2009 concerning the supplementary protection certificate (SPC) for medicinal products.

Published
10 September 2018
From
Medicines Law & Policy
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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