Tag Archives: Treatment

FDA Approves Verkazia (cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion) for the Treatment of Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis

FDA Approves Verkazia (cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion) for the Treatment of Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis EMERYVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE) June 24, 2021 –Santen Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (hereinafter, Santen), a global company focused exclusively on eye care, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Verkazia (cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion) 0.1%… Read More »

Immediate HIV treatment reduces out-of-pocket health expenditures

The policy of offering HIV treatment to all people with HIV, regardless of CD4 cell count, has important economic benefits, a randomised study from Eswatini shows. Patients spent 49% less on health expenditures, with the greatest savings coming from not seeking care from private providers and traditional healers. In sub-Saharan Africa, approximately 40% of financing… Read More »

Weight gain after changing treatment more likely when switching from efavirenz or old-style tenofovir

Gaining weight after switching to a new antiretroviral combination is common, especially after switching from efavirenz or the older formulation of tenofovir, but most weight gain is modest and occurs in the first year after switching, a review of 12 large clinical trials shows. The results suggest that some older antiretrovirals may have a weight-suppressive… Read More »