EC OKs Gilead’s HIV Combo DrugBy
The European Commission has granted marketing authorization for two doses of Gilead Sciences’ Descovy (emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide 200/10 mg and 200/25 mg; F/TAF), a fixed-dose combination for the treatment of HIV-1 infection. Descovy is Gilead's second TAF-based therapy to receive marketing authorization in the European Union.
Descovy is indicated in the European Union for the treatment of adults and adolescents (ages 12 years and older with body weight at least 35 kg) in combination with other HIV antiretroviral agents. The marketing authorization allows for the marketing of Descovy in all 28 countries of the European Union.
TAF is a targeted prodrug of tenofovir that has demonstrated high antiviral efficacy similar to and at a dose less than one-tenth that of Gilead's Viread (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate).
Source: Gilead Sciences