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- n. A protease-inhibiting drug usually used in combination with other drugs to suppress the replication of HIV.
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- n. An anti-retroviral drug of the protease inhibitor class that is used in to treat HIV infected patients.
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- n. a protease inhibitor (trade name Norvir) used in treating HIV
UK, reported that they had almost completely cleared the virus from the blood and lymphoid tissues of patients through use of AZT, lamivudine and another drug called ritonavir, the journal added.
Abbott's preferential pricing policy for ritonavir has been in place, unchanged, for a decade, Dirk van Eeden, director of HIV communication and policy at Abbott, told IRIN/PlusNews via email.
The report notes that Abbott excludes low- and middle-income countries from differential prices for the standalone heat-stable ritonavir 100mg tablet.
Drugs such as Johnson & Johnson's darunavir - which, when boosted by ritonavir, is listed by WHO as a potential third-line drug - are not free in most ARV programmes, and cost as much as $1,095 per person per year in sub-Saharan Africa.
In 1996 Abbott Labs began manufacturing the new anti-AIDS drug ritonavir.
In April 2010, Ecuador issued a compulsory license for lopinavir/ritonavir, an AIDS medication.
Mylan will make available its second-line antiretroviral treatments -- atazanavir, ritonavir, tenofovir and lamivudine.
In addition to reducing the number of pills taken per day, the products will include the first heat stable-version of ritonavir, eliminating the need for refrigeration.
It turns out that every AIDS cocktail can benefit from a dash of ritonavir because it has the positive side effect of keeping all drugs in the blood stream longer.
They probably spent less than $150 million in bringing an analog of this first drug, ritonavir, to market.
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