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Roche Says Study Backs Invirase for AIDS


Reuters (06/20/97)

Roche, a Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company, reports that a 22-nation study of a triple-drug therapy--including its protease inhibitor Invirase--slowed progression of AIDS by 50 percent, compared to using standard two-drug treatment. The research found that whereas only 76 patients who took the triple-drug combination developed AIDS, 142 of those patients on the two-drug therapy progressed. The pharmaceutical maker noted that the findings would be submitted to regulators to update the labeling of Invirase, which was approved in the United States in late 1995. The researchers in the study followed 3,485 patients between August 1994 and January 1997.


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