FDA Approves Generic Truvada For HIV Treatment And PrEP

In a move that has taken HIV advocates by surprise and stewed considerable confusion, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a generic formulation of Gilead Sciences? blockbuster antiretroviral (ARV) Truvada (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine). This decision could have major implications for the future cost of Truvada, to insurers and consumers alike.

However, Gilead insisted in a statement, ?A generic version of Truvada will not be immediately available. It?s important to note that there are a number of factors involved in commercialization that are not tied directly to FDA approval.?

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Ted Cruz Being Cut Off While At A Religious Conference Feels Like God’s Doing

On Thursday, Senator Ted Cruz took the stage to speak at the annual Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington, D.C.

The senator from Texas had two things he wanted to tell the audience. Firstly, thank you, thank you, thank you for listening to point number one. And secondly ?

Faith and Freedom Coalition Field Director Virginia Galloway was either loving it or smiling through that incredible awkwardness. We?re guessing the latter.

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