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Gilead Sciences' Truvada Gets FDA Priority Review - Quick Facts

Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD: Quote) Monday said U.S Food and Drug Administration has accepted the supplemental New Drug Application and granted a six-month priority review for once-daily Truvada to reduce the risk of HIV-1 infection among uninfected adults.

Truvada was approved by the FDA in 2004 for the treatment of HIV-1 infection and is currently the most-prescribed antiretroviral treatment in the United States.

The FDA grants priority review status to drug candidates that provide major advances in treatment or provide a treatment where no adequate therapy exists.

Truvada is not currently indicated to reduce the risk of HIV infection.

by RTT Staff Writer

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