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FDA Issues Nonnuke Warning

FDA Issues Nonnuke Warning


The Food and Drug Administration in August issued a warning regarding cases of a deadly skin infection and of liver failure linked with Intelence, a nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor from Tibotec Therapeutics. Tibotec has received reports of one patient who died and another injured by toxic epidermal necrolysis linked with the drug, while a third HIVer experienced a hypersensitivity reaction and liver failure. HIVers prescribed Intelence are instructed to watch for early signs of skin rash and other hypersensitivity symptoms; doctors are urged to immediately stop treatment among patients developing a rash.

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