Thursday, November 11, 2010

FDA approves Egrifta to treat Lipodystrophy in HIV patients

The FDA announced this yesterday: "FDA approves Egrifta to treat Lipodystrophy in HIV patients"

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Egrifta (tesamorelin) to treat HIV patients with lipodystrophy, a condition in which excess fat develops in different areas of the body, most notably around the liver, stomach, and other abdominal organs. The condition is associated with many antiretroviral drugs used to treat HIV.

Egrifta was developed by Montreal-based Theratechnologies Inc. and marketed in the U.S. by Rockland, Mass.-based EMD Serono.

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