Please login to the form below

Not currently logged in
Email:
Password:

Abbott's paediatric HIV drug wins FDA approval

US-based pharmaceutical company Abbott wins FDA approval for its lower-strength protease-inhibitor Kaletra, which will be available in the US from November 2007

US-based pharmaceutical company Abbott has won FDA approval for its lower-strength protease-inhibitor Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir), which will be available in the US from November 2007.

The new lower-strength tablets are smaller in size than original Kaletra tablets and contain the same proven active ingredients as Abbott's Kaletra oral solution. The lower-strength Kaletra tablet is approved for children weighing 15 kg or more who are able to swallow the intact tablet.

Scott Brun, divisional vice-president of infectious diseases and renal development at Abbott's global pharmaceutical R&D arm, said: "HIV/AIDS continues to have a devastating impact globally, especially among the more than two million children living with the disease throughout the world. Abbott developed a lower-strength tablet formulation of Kaletra to give doctors an innovative treatment option to help curb the impact of HIV infection in children."

30th September 2008

Share

Subscribe to our email news alerts

Featured jobs

PMHub

Add my company
Dovetail

We’re a specialist health consultancy that supports companies, healthcare professionals and patients to work hand in hand with a common...

Latest intelligence

Flu
Influenza – the risk to vulnerable populations
Why we can't get complacent about flu vaccination...
dementia
Alzheimer’s Research UK highlights socio-economic inequalities in dementia risk
The charity aims to improve the number of women participating in dementia research and grow awareness of dementia risk factors...
Data security
Concerns about data security are building a strong case for clinical mobility in EMEA
Electronic medical records have transformed the storage of sensitive information but how can the healthcare sector continue to protect patient and staff data?...