AFRICANEWSWIRE.NET (June, 24 2012) : 13px; line-height: 19px">Truvada is a fixed-dose combination drug used once a day for treating HIV infections. US Federal Drugs Administration (FDA) approved Truvada for treating HIV in 2004. Truvada has been found to be effective as a preventive measure for HIV. Based on the results of the studies, Gilead Sciences, Inc. has applied for using it to prevent the infections. In May, an advisory panel to FDA recommended approval of using the drug for healthy people who are at high risk of contracting HIV. Gilead Sciences has forwarded extra information as directed by FDA. Gilead sciences announced on Friday that FDA has postponed the decision on approval till mid-September.
Truvada combines two drugs, emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, used for treating HIV in a single one day pill. Some doctors are already prescribing Truvada to people facing high risk of getting the infection. There are mixed opinions on preventive use of a drug meant for treatment of HIV. Some fear that the virus may acquire resistance to the drug in the long term. Some say that availability of a preventive drug could give users sense of security and encourage risky behavior. But most agree that the approval will offer a new way to slow down the spread of HIV.
Need for new methods to slowing and stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS epidemic is vital as there is still no promising prospect for a vaccine for HIV. United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS has estimated that 2.7 million new infections occur annually worldwide. Number of infections in US has been estimated at 50,000 a year. Considering the estimated 240,000 HIV carriers in US, unaware of their status, the approval of the drug for prevention can immensely contribute in the fight against the spread of the virus.
A spokesperson for Big Mountain Drugs (BMD), the trusted online pharmacy said “An easily available preventive measure to avoid HIV infections has been a long felt need. Actions like approving of Truvada can act as stop gap measures till an effective vaccine is developed against HIV.”
However, the price of Truvada makes the medicine ill-affordable as a preventive measure to many people. Big Mountains Drugs offer the generic version of Truvada as well as the original drugs at much cheaper prices than the prices in US pharmacies. The price for 30 capsules of generic Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) 200 /300mg is $254.00. BMD sells original branded Truvada from Gilead sciences at $1049 for 30 capsules.
“We hope these low prices will give some relief to tens of thousands who cannot and do not want to pay exorbitant prices for the same drug” commented the spokesperson.
Unlike many mushrooming websites calling themselves Canadian online pharmacies, Big Mountain Drugs is a Canadian pharmacy licensed by College of Pharmacists of British Columbia, the regulating authority for pharmacies in the province of British Columbia, Canada. The website bigmountaindrugs.com is its international division that serves worldwide customers by delivering high quality medicines at affordable prices to their doorsteps. Being a verified member of Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA), Big Mountain Drugs is committed to the highest legal, ethical, quality, and professional standards of the pharmacy trade. Customers can and should check the credentials of internet pharmacies they buy from, to avoid being victimized by rogue pharmacies. Registration and licensing details are available at the official websites of College of Pharmacists of British Columbia and Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA). PharmacyChecker.com an independent company that verifies the international online pharmacies, also has verified Big Mountain Drugs.
Big Mountain Drugs provides a wide portfolio of branded and generic prescription as well as OTC Drugs at affordable prices via its licensed Canadian online pharmacies. Customers can now buy Truvada online or generic Truvada Canada and other Canada prescription drugs from BMD and have it delivered worldwide to their doorstep. Big Mountain Drugs is a CIPA approved pharmacy operating from British Colombia, Canada.
For more information on Big Mountain Drugs.Com:
Name : Ms. Estella Wong
Tel : 1.778.218.2670
Web : http://www.bigmountaindrugs.com/
8322 130th Street, Surrey,
British Columbia, Canada, V3W 8J9