April 11, 2021
Business News

FDA approves first long-acting injectable to treat HIV infection – STAT

In a move that could transform HIV treatment, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a monthly injectable medication, a regimen designed to rival pills that must be taken daily.
The newly approved medicine, which is called Cabenuva, represents a significant advance in treating what continues to be a highly infectious disease. In 2018, for instance, there were approximately 36,400 newly infected patients living with HIV in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention….

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