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Acyclovir is a synthetic analog of the purine nucleoside, guanosine, with potent antiviral activity against herpes simplex viruses type 1 and 2, varicella-zoster virus and other viruses. After conversion in vivo to the active metabolite acyclovir triphosphate, acyclovir competitively inhibits viral DNA polymerase, incorporates into and terminates the growing viral DNA chain, and inactivates viral DNA polymerase. The greater antiviral activity of acyclovir against HSV compared to VZV is due to its more efficient phosphorylation by the thymidine kinase of HSV.

BioAlliance Pharma, Daewoong sign new licensing agreement for commercialization of Sitavig in South Korea

BioAlliance Pharma SA, an innovative Company specialized in the development of drugs in orphan oncology diseases, today announces an exclusive supply and license agreement for Sitavig® (Acyclovir Lauriad®) with Daewoong Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. for commercialization rights in South Korea. [More]
Risk factors linked to death may be reversible in severe encephalitis patients

Risk factors linked to death may be reversible in severe encephalitis patients

​People with severe encephalitis - inflammation of the brain - are much more likely to die if they develop severe swelling in the brain, intractable seizures or low blood platelet counts, regardless of the cause of their illness, according to new Johns Hopkins research. [More]
EADV spring symposium: Bioalliance Pharma presents Sitavig study results

EADV spring symposium: Bioalliance Pharma presents Sitavig study results

BioAlliance Pharma SA, a Company dedicated to the development of orphan oncology products and supportive care products, has presented the results of the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic study on Sitavig at the 10th EADV spring symposium (European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology) in Cracow (Poland) on May 24, 2013. [More]
JPIDS releases consensus statement of Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

JPIDS releases consensus statement of Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

The Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society today released its June issue, which includes a consensus statement of the global Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis. [More]
FDA approves Mylan's ANDA for generic version of Zovirax Ointment

FDA approves Mylan's ANDA for generic version of Zovirax Ointment

Mylan Inc. today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Abbreviated New Drug Application for Acyclovir Ointment USP, 5%. [More]
A new strategy to prevent herpes virus infections

A new strategy to prevent herpes virus infections

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered a novel strategy for preventing infections due to the highly common herpes simplex viruses, the microbes responsible for causing genital herpes (herpes simplex virus 2) and cold sores (herpes simplex virus 1). [More]
BioAlliance Pharma to extend Validive phase II trial in head and neck cancer

BioAlliance Pharma to extend Validive phase II trial in head and neck cancer

BioAlliance Pharma SA, an innovative Company dedicated to the development of orphan oncology products and to supportive care products, announces the extension of its phase II clinical trial with Validive in the United States in radio/chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis prevention in patients with head and neck cancer. [More]

BioAlliance, Vestiq enter licensing agreement to commercialize Oravig in the US

BioAlliance Pharma SA, an innovative Company dedicated to the development of orphan oncology products and to supportive care products, announces the execution of the licensing agreement with Vestiq Pharmaceuticals to commercialize Oravig in the United States for the treatment of oropharyngeal candidiasis in adults. [More]
New NIAID grant to support development of topical microbicide gel for HIV and HSV-2 infections

New NIAID grant to support development of topical microbicide gel for HIV and HSV-2 infections

A new grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) will support the development of a topical microbicide gel for drug delivery. The innovative gel formulation will be a combination therapy against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infections in women. [More]

BioAlliance Pharma, Vestiq enter license agreement for Oravig to treat oropharyngeal candidiasis

BioAlliance Pharma SA, an innovative Company dedicated to the development of orphan oncology products and to supportive care products, announces it has signed a binding term sheet with Vestiq for the commercialization rights in the United States of Oravig (known as Loramyc in Europe) for the treatment of oropharyngeal candidiasis in adults. [More]
BioAlliance Pharma commences Livatag phase III trial in hepatocellular carcinoma

BioAlliance Pharma commences Livatag phase III trial in hepatocellular carcinoma

BioAlliance Pharma SA, a Company dedicated to orphan oncology products and specialty products, today announces the initiation of ReLive, its phase III clinical trial with Livatag(doxorubicin Transdrug), as scheduled in the advancement calendar of the project. [More]
FDA approves Clinigen’s Foscavir sNDA to treat HIV/AIDS-related CMV infections and herpes

FDA approves Clinigen’s Foscavir sNDA to treat HIV/AIDS-related CMV infections and herpes

Clinigen Healthcare, the pharmaceutical products division of Clinigen Group, announced today that its supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for Foscavir (foscarnet sodium), a treatment for HIV/AIDS-related cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections and herpes, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. [More]

GSK launches Medivir's Xerclear for OTC use in Europe

Medivir AB, the research-based specialty pharmaceutical company focused on infectious diseases, announces that its unique cold sore product Xerclear, which Medivir developed in-house, is now being launched for over-the-counter (OTC) use by its partner GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Europe. [More]
Study confirms condom use reduces risk of HIV infection by 78%

Study confirms condom use reduces risk of HIV infection by 78%

The level of HIV-1 in the blood of an HIV-infected partner is the single most important factor influencing risk of sexual transmission to an uninfected partner, according to a multinational study of heterosexual couples in sub-Saharan Africa. [More]
HSV1 drugs could slow progression of Alzheimer's disease

HSV1 drugs could slow progression of Alzheimer's disease

Antiviral drugs used to target the herpes virus could be effective at slowing the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD), a new study shows. [More]

BioAlliance Pharma announces oral communication of Livatag Phase II trial results on liver cancer

BioAlliance Pharma SA, a company dedicated to specialty and orphan oncology products, today announces oral communication of the Phase II clinical trial results of its orphan product Livatag at the annual congress of ILCA, the only international organization devoted exclusively to liver cancer research with participation of worldwide best specialists. [More]
FDA approves Gilead's Complera for treatment of HIV-1 infection

FDA approves Gilead's Complera for treatment of HIV-1 infection

Gilead Sciences, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Complera, a complete single-tablet regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in treatment-naïve adults. [More]

Valeant to acquire rights relating to Elidel and Xerese from Meda

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, Valeant International SRL (VIB), has signed an agreement to acquire rights to both Elidel and Xerese from Meda, an international specialty pharmaceutical company for the U.S., Canada and Mexico. [More]

Valeant, Meda partner for life cycle opportunities for Elidel and Xerese

Meda and Valeant have entered into a collaboration agreement. Meda has out-licensed exclusive rights for Elidel and Xerese to Valeant for the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The parties will collaborate on life cycle opportunities for both products. [More]

Medivir, Meda renegotiate agreement for cold sores medicine, Xerese

Medivir AB, the emerging research-based specialty pharmaceutical company focused on infectious diseases, today announced that it has renegotiated the terms of its commercial partnership with Meda for Xerese, its unique marketed product for cold sores (herpes labialis). [More]