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UNITED STATES: FDA Says Merck's HIV Drug Gets Generic Threat




 

Reuters (01.10.12) - Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration reports it has received applications from drugmakers who wish to produce generic versions of the HIV drugs Isentress (Merck & Co.) and Epivir (GlaxoSmithKline). Isentress was approved for use in adult patients in 2007; in December, FDA expanded its label, allowing the drug to be used in children and adolescents. FDA declined to disclose the names of the generic drug applicants.



 


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