Therapy Areas: AIDS & HIV
Ontario Drug Benefit Program to offer eligible HIV patients access to Gilead Sciences Canada's Biktarvy tablets
8 August 2019 -

Gilead Sciences Canada, a subsidiary of Gilead Sciences Incorporated, has revealed that the Ontario Drug Benefit Program is offering eligible patients access to Biktarvy (bictegravir 50mg/emtricitabine 200mg/tenofovir alafenamide 25mg) tablets, a once-daily single tablet and complete regimen intended for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults, it was reported yesterday.

Health Canada provided a Notice of Compliance for the product in July 2018.

The product is the company's fourth tenofovir alafenamide-based therapy. The tenofovir alafenamide-based therapies include Genvoya (elvitegravir 150mg/cobicistat 15 mg/ emtricitabine 200mg/tenofovir alafenamide 10mg), Descovy (emtricitabine 200mg/tenofovir alafenamide 10mg and 25mg) tablets and Odefsey (emtricitabine 200mg/rilpivirine 25mg/tenofovir alafenamide 25mg) tablets.

The approval of BIKTARVY was supported by data from four Phase 3 studies: Studies 1489 and 1490 in treatment-naïve HIV-1 infected adults, and Studies 1844 and 1878 in virologically-suppressed adults.