ViiV Healthcare has announced that its once-a-month shot, designed as an alternative to daily doses of HIV treatment drugs, has met primary endpoints in a pair of pivotal phase III studies.
Comprehensive data from ATLAS and FLAIR studies presented at the 2019 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections show the investigational long-acting injectable to be effective in maintaining viral suppression. The injection combines Johnson & Johnson’s rilpivirine with cabotegravir, which is being developed by ViiV, a joint venture of GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Japan’s Shionogi.
ViiV plans to apply for regulatory approval later this year, hoping to launch the product at the start of 2020.
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