Markets for antivirals
are considered according to viruses and diseases caused by them and also according to management approaches: antiviral
drugs, vaccines, MAbs and innovative approaches that include immunological and use of other technologies such as gene therapy, antisense, RNAi and nanobiotechnology.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its recommendations on early and late antiviral
treatment during the 2009-2010 influenza season, and provided more guidance on the use of the investigational antiviral
Stating that it is too soon to predict the pandemic's behavior, researchers confirmed the use of antivirals
to be "the most effective single intervention, in the absence of vaccines.
THE teams of NHS staff, pharmacists and volunteers who have staffed antiviral
collection points have been thanked for their hard work.
Topics include antiviral
effectiveness and safety, ethics and decision making, and who should receive antivirals
The use of antivirals
and vaccines, two elements of the international strategy to forestall a pandemic, could be constrained by their uncertain effectiveness and limited availability.
The plan acknowledges certain challenges in developing antivirals
, noting that information on a potential pandemic influenza virus is lacking because an influenza pandemic does not yet exist.
only work to shorten the length of the flu if they are given during the first 2 days of illness.
has reported that studies performed in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, show that AusAm's lead antiviral
drug candidate, DES6, inhibits the replication and spread of vaccinia virus in tissue culture.
Hepatitis C patients who have stabilized depression can now be considered eligible for combination antiviral
therapy to treat the liver disease, according to participants in a consensus development conference on hepatitis C sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
In a scenario reminiscent of the 2000 presidential election, The Immune Response Corporation (IRC) tried unsuccessfully to block the publication of the results of Study 806, a study aimed at assessing whether Remune (also known as the Salk vaccine or HIV-1 immunogen) in combination with antiviral
drugs could keep persons healthy for a longer period of time than antivirals
We posted the necessary antivirals
on our web site (www.
Thus, infections such as the viral hepatities in which there have been important new developments in therapy and gastro-enteritis due to small structured round viruses, which is prevalent in the elderly but not susceptible to antivirals
, are omitted.
Since the beginning of August, a total of 13,209 courses of antivirals
were given to patients in the region.
The chief obstacle to treating elderly patients with antivirals
has been their high prevalence of comorbidities and their suceptibility to treatment-induced hematologic abnormalities.