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FDA approves Prezcobix for HIV/AIDS - Janssen Therapeutics

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Last updated:31st Jan 2015
Published:31st Jan 2015
Source: Pharmawand

The FDA has approved Prezcobix (darunavir 800 mg/cobicistat 150 mg) tablets, from Janssen Therapuetics, for the treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1) in combination with other antiretroviral agents for treatment-naive and treatment-experienced adults with no darunavir resistance-associated substitutions.

The FDA approval was based on bioequivalence data evaluating the use of a darunavir and cobicistat fixed-dose combination tablet versus single agents (TMC114IFD1003) and a clinical study evaluating the safety and efficacy of cobicistat-boosted darunavir for the treatment of HIV-1 in adults with no darunavir resistance-associated mutations (GS-US-216-0130).

The efficacy of Prezcobix is based on efficacy demonstrated in clinical trials of darunavir co-administered with ritonavir and pharmacokinetic trials showing similar exposures of darunavir when boosted with cobicistat compared to darunavir boosted with ritonavir. Two Phase III studies in the darunavir clinical development program, ARTEMIS (TMC114-C211) and ODIN (TMC114-C229), studied the once-daily use of darunavir co-administered with ritonavir.

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