Gilead Gets Lenacapavir To EU Approval For HIV Salvage Therapy, Awaits FDA’s Call
A first-in-class capsid inhibitor, lenacapavir is a linchpin of Gilead’s long-term strategy in HIV treatment and prevention, but has faced regulatory setbacks in the US.
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Gilead execs Jared Baeten and Tomas Cihlar talk to Scrip about how the company, still the leader in HIV, is working toward less-frequent dosing, providing PrEP for broader populations and maybe finding a cure for HIV infection.
As expected, the COVID-19 drug’s sales fell significantly, though it remains in frequent use among hospitalized patients. Meanwhile, oncology drug sales broke the half billion-dollar mark.