Truvada, aka PrEP, to Be Sold in Generic Form by September 2020 - TicToc by Bloomberg
A generic version of the HIV prevention pill Truvada will be available in the United States by September 2020, a year earlier than expected, according to Gilead Sciences.
When taken daily, Truvada prevents HIV transmission. This approach is called HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
"Gilead reached an agreement with Teva Pharmaceuticals in 2014 to allow the early launch of a generic version of Truvada into the market in 2020, a year earlier than required," Douglas Brooks, Gilead's executive director for community engagement, wrote in an email shared with NBC News by the advocacy group PrEP4All.
A month's supply of generic Truvada is available in countries around the world for as little as $70, but the drug costs $1,600 to $2,000 in the United States.
Activists launched a campaign to convince Gilead to make the generic drug more widely available to combat the global HIV epidemic.
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