FDA approves two new HIV oral drugs

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HIV oral drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved two HIV oral drugs produced by Merck & Co Inc, nearly two months ahead of schedule the company said on Thursday.

The drugs have been approved to treat adults with the most common strain of the virus, HIV-1, and target patients who have received no prior antiretroviral treatment, Merck said.

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Delstrigo, a once-a-day combination tablet, has been approved with a boxed warning, the agency’s strictest, to flag risk of worsening hepatitis B infection.

Pifeltro, the second drug, is an oral medicine to be administered in combination with other antiretrovirals, Merck said.

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The company also said it expects to stock both the treatments through wholesalers within a month.

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