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Category list : Antiviral agents

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  • Latest data on hepatitis C reflects lack of access to treatment

    28 JUL 2014 18:11

    Only around 3% of people chronically infected with hepatitis C were started on antiviral treatment each year in England between 2006 and 2011, according to new figures.

  • Orlistat and antiretrovirals Subscription

    18 JUL 2014 0:00

    The summary of product characteristics for alli (orlistat; GlaxoSmithKline) now states that patients should consult a doctor before taking alli concomitantly with antiretroviral medications. Orlistat may potentially reduce the absorption of antiretroviral medicines for HIV and could negatively affect the efficacy of antiretroviral medications. 

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    Infected and unaware

    16 JUL 2014 16:35

    Of the 35 million people living globally with HIV, some 19 million do not know of their HIV-positive status, says a new report by UNAIDS.

  • Symmetrel stock shortage Subscription

    11 JUL 2014 16:26

    Symmetrel capsules 100mg are out of stock from Alliance due to a manufacturing delay, consequently Symmetrel syrup 50mg/5ml (amantadine hydrochloride) is also out of stock due to increased demand. The company expects stock of the tablets to become available again in early July and the syrup in late August. Further information on 01249 466 966.

  • Influvac discontinuation Subscription

    11 JUL 2014 13:04

    Influvac desu (influenza vaccine surface antigen inactivated) has been discontinued by Abbott. Further information 01628 773355.

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    Antiretroviral treatment linked to suicide Subscription

    10 JUL 2014 By Joanna Lyford

    Patients taking antiretroviral efavirenz were twice as likely to have suicidal thoughts, attempt suicide or take their own life.

  • Simeprevir

    Simeprevir launched as combination treatment for chronic hepatitis C

    28 MAY 2014 18:23

    European approval granted for new hepatitis C treatment

  • NHS Scotland given green light for flu antivirals

    19 FEB 2014 14:50

    Antivirals can now be prescribed for influenza in NHS Scotland, according to an NHS circular published on 17 February 2014. The circular explains that surveillance data now indicate that people presenting with influenza-like illness are likely to be infected with influenza. Therefore, antiviral drugs can be prescribed ...

  • Antivirals can now be prescribed for influenza in Wales

    14 FEB 2014 14:47

    Antiviral medicines can be prescribed in Wales to treat or prevent influenza, in line with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines, the Welsh Government confirmed last week (6 February 2014). Public Health Wales has said that the influenza virus is circulating at low levels in Welsh communities. GPs in England were given the green light to prescribe antivirals by the Department ...

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