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Achillion partners with J&J to develop hepatitis C drugs

Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc said it will collaborate with Johnson & Johnson to develop and market its hepatitis C drugs including an oral regimen that could work on all genotypes and shorten treatment time.

Published
20 May 2015
From
Reuters
Is Gilead Sciences Its Own Worst Enemy?

Gilead's science is so good that it's actually destroying the company's business. Pharma companies, like most other businesses, make the bulk of their money through repeat business. Gilead, however, is doing something really no other drugmaker is doing -- namely curing patients of devastating infectious diseases.

Published
20 May 2015
From
Motley Fool
Fighting HIV where no-one admits it's a problem

For years Russia has remained remarkably silent on the challenge it faces from HIV and Aids. Now that silence has been broken by an epidemiologist who has been working in the field for more than two decades - and he calls the situation "a national catastrophe".

Published
20 May 2015
From
BBC
Prioritisation is crucial for the success of PrEP, model confirms

A mathematical model developed by two researchers at Imperial College in London, and based on what would happen if pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was introduced to a high-prevalence

Published
20 May 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Scotland must extend PrEP, not wait for HIV vaccine

Charities across Scotland and the UK called upon the government for access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an effective means of preventing HIV infection. George Valiotis, CEO of HIV Scotland, told KaleidoScot: “We need to see leadership from Scottish Government on making access to PrEP a reality. The steps needed to make it happen must be clarified, and action taken to speed the process up.

Published
19 May 2015
From
KaleidoScot
Russian HIV-Aids epidemic worsening under Kremlin policies, says expert

Head of state Aids centre says ‘conservative’ policies have failed to halt spread of HIV virus and at least two million Russians are likely to have disease in five years.

Published
15 May 2015
From
The Guardian
Moscow police detain HIV activists over drug cost picket

Police in Moscow have briefly detained eight activists who picketed outside the presidential administration's headquarters to protest the high cost of HIV treatments in Russia.

Published
14 May 2015
From
Yahoo News
Why are organizers being forced to cancel HIV Walk for Life?

It would cost more money to put on than it would raise for HIV positive people living in poverty

Published
14 May 2015
From
Gay Star News
Sanders Asks VA to Break Patents on Gilead and AbbVie Hep C Drugs

The ongoing debate over the cost of prescription drugs took another twist as U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT.) has asked the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to use emergency powers to break – or override – the patents on high-priced hepatitis C drugs.

Published
13 May 2015
From
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Moving Video Shows HIV-Positive Men Asking for PrEP Approval in Australia

The Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) has released a video online featuring Australian community leaders who are living with HIV delivering a powerful message: They would still be HIV negative today if PrEP had been available to them prior to their seroconversion. The video is part of the campaign #approvePrEPdownunder, which is hoping to pressure the Australian government to approve PrEP for use in Australia.

Published
11 May 2015
From
TheBody.com
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