Content about Sexually transmitted diseases and infections

November 22, 2010

NEW YORK A daily dose of an anti-retroviral pill appears to prevent HIV infection, according to results of a study conducted by University of California at San Francisco researchers, published in The New England Journal of Medicine on Tuesday.

November 14, 2010

Identigene last month officially unveiled its Identigene STD test kit, which tests for chlamydia and...

SALT LAKE CITY — Identigene last month officially unveiled its Identigene STD test kit, which tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea—two of the more common sexually transmitted diseases—and essentially created a new niche within the growing self-test category.

For the 52 weeks ended Oct. 3, sales of self-test kits—including paternity, drug testing and disease state screening—were up 20.5% to $57.2 million across food, drug and mass (minus Walmart), according to SymphonyIRI Group data.

October 24, 2010

Identigene, the first company to bring at-home paternity test kits to retail, recently launched another...

Identigene, the first company to bring at-home paternity test kits to retail, recently launched another trailblazing at-home test kit: Identigene’s STD test.

October 13, 2010

Drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim and the Latino Commission on AIDS have launched a website targeted...

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. Drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim and the Latino Commission on AIDS have launched a website targeted at Latinos living with HIV, the two announced Thursday.

 

The website, MenteCuerpoHAART.com, is a Spanish-language version of an already existing English-language version, MindBodyHAART.com. The site is designed to help patients, their families and doctors understand issues affecting health care and treatment of HIV and find resources on prescribed medications and clinical trials, and communicate with medical providers.

October 13, 2010

Identigene on Thursday officially unveiled its Identigene STD test kit, which currently is available over...

SALT LAKE CITY Identigene on Thursday officially unveiled its Identigene STD test kit, which currently is available over the counter at Rite Aid.

Purchasers of the Identigene STD test kit can receive a highly accurate test result for chlamydia and gonorrhea, two of the more popular sexually transmitted diseases, within two to three business days of receipt of a urine specimen by the Identigene laboratory.

September 29, 2010

British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has stopped a late-stage trial of a vaccine for genital herpes,...

LONDON British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has stopped a late-stage trial of a vaccine for genital herpes, citing disappointing results, GSK said Thursday.

 

September 8, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for treating skin diseases made...

ALLEGAN, Mich. The Food and Drug Administration has approved Perrigo's generic drug for treating skin diseases, the drug maker said Wednesday.

 

The FDA approved Perrigo’s imiquimod cream in the 5% strength. The drug is a generic version of Graceway Pharmaceuticals’ Aldara.

 

 

The drug is used to treat actinic keratoses on the face and scalp, superficial basal cell carcinoma and external genital and perianal warts in patients ages 12 years and older.

 

July 8, 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday it would reallocate $25 million to...

June 9, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic version of a drug for herpes...

June 6, 2010

Walgreens in May unveiled a new PSA campaign that encourages teens to “Stop. Think. Wait.”...

May 25, 2010

Sandoz announced Tuesday that it launched a generic drug for treating genital herpes....

April 18, 2010

Merix Pharmaceutical unveiled its new Fast-Results! genital herpes treatment March 1. The only over-the-counter treatment...

BARRINGTON, Ill. —Merix Pharmaceutical unveiled its new Fast-Results! genital herpes treatment March 1. The only over-the-counter treatment for genital herpes, Fast-Results! answers an unmet need of people who suffer painful symptoms associated with genital herpes outbreaks, and it can be used in conjunction with a prescription therapy for genital herpes.

March 11, 2010

Merix Pharmaceutical unveiled its new Fast-Results! genital herpes treatment this month while attending the ECRM...

BARRINGTON, Ill. Merix Pharmaceutical unveiled its new Fast-Results! genital herpes treatment this month while attending the ECRM Cough, Cold and Allergy conference in Dallas.

The only OTC treatment for genital herpes, Fast-Results! answers an unmet need of people who suffer painful symptoms associated with genital herpes outbreaks. Designed to be used in conjunction with prescription medication, Fast-Results! also brings needed treatment to consumers who cannot afford prescription medication.

March 8, 2010

Approximately 1-in-6 Americans (16.2%) between the ages of 14 and 49 years is infected with...

February 17, 2010

Meda plans to work with Medivir to commercialize a cold-sore drug in North America, the...

January 5, 2010

Increased adherence of HIV therapy may be cost-effective, according to a new study....