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Ritonavir Tablet Approved by Paul Sax Posted Thu 11 Feb 2010 6:21am It’s not on Abbott’s web site yetbut the FDA has approved a new formulation of ritonavir — a heat-stable 100 mg tablet.  From an e-mail release by the FDA: On February 102010FDA approved Norvir (ritonavir) 100 mg Tablets. These tablets do not require refrigeration.  Unlike the capsule formulation [pictured]Norvir tablets must be taken w ... Read on »
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Serious health problems seen in premature babies given Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) oral solutio by FDA Posted Tue 08 Mar 2011 10:11am Safety Announcement Additional Information for Patients Data Summary Safety Announcement [3-8-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is notifying healthcare professionals of serious health problems that have been reported in premature babies receiving Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) ... Read on »
Ritonavir Tablets: Any Experience Out There Yet? by Paul Sax Posted Wed 03 Mar 2010 3:09am Ritonavir tablets have been approved , and are apparently now in pharmacies.  The capsules will also remain available for the foreseeable future. However, I haven’t switched anyone over from the capsules yet, and neither has anyone else in our practice. Would be interested in hearing how it’s going so far — best news would be that the t ... Read on »
Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir): Label Change - Serious Health Problems in Premature Babies by FDA Posted Tue 08 Mar 2011 10:55am [Posted 03/08/2011] AUDIENCE: Infectious Disease ISSUE: FDA notified healthcare professionals of serious health problems that have been reported in premature babies receiving Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) oral solution. Kaletra oral solution contains the ingredients alcohol and propylene glycol. Premature b ... Read on »
HIV Protease Inhibitors, Ritonavir and Saquinavir are Potent Inhibitors of Calcium Activated Neutral Peptidases, Calpains by nih.gov Posted Wed 09 Jun 2010 5:00pm Description of Invention: This invention discloses a novel use for compounds that are inhibitors of the HIV Protease: specifically, the invention shows that HIV protease inhibitors are also potent inhibitors of Calcium Activated Neutral Proteases (Calpain). Activation of calpain plays a central role in tissue destructive proce ... Read on »
Health Headlines - June 24 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm HIV Drug Approved for Those Not Responding to Existing Drugs The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Prezista (darunavir), a new drug for adults whose HIV infection hasn't responded to treatment with other antiretroviral drugs. Prezista, a new protease inhibitor, is approved to be used with a low-dose of ritonavir and ot ... Read on »
We’ve written a lot on the ... by Prescription Access Litigation Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 30 Oct 2008 3:21pm We’ve written a lot on the past few months about the national class action lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories, targetting Abbott’s December 2003 400% price increase on its HIV/AIDS drug Norvir. The case has survived Abbott’s numerous attempts to have it dismissed, and the Judge in the case recently forced Abbott to make public some embarras ... Read on »
Nelson chats at thebody.com about salvage by Nelson V. Patient Expert Posted Thu 18 Dec 2008 7:29pm Transcript of The Body's Live Chat With Nelson Vergel on Issues for HIVers With Multi-Drug Resistance Following is the transcript of The Body's live chat on issues for HIVers with multi-drug resistance, which took place on Feb. 16, 2005, at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The chat was sponsored by Roche and Trimeris, moderated by The Body ... Read on »
Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Multidrug Resistance by Nelson V. Patient Expert Posted Thu 18 Dec 2008 7:28pm The Body Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Multidrug Resistance With Nelson Vergel July 10, 2006 Following is the transcript of The Body's live chat on multidrug resistance, which took place on July 10, 2006, at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The chat was moderated by The Body's editorial staff and hosted by HIV treatment advocate Nelso ... Read on »
Health Headlines - June 25 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm New Test May Offer Alzheimer's Insights U.S. researchers hope to answer an important and long-vexing question about the origins of Alzheimer's disease: Do patients with the condition have high levels of a brain protein because they make too much of it or because they can't clear it from their brains fast enough? Scientists at the Alzheim ... Read on »