STAT Plus: Docs With out Borders accuses Gilead Sciences of breaking a pledge for an HIV-related drug

Ten months after pledging to develop a reduction program for a drug that treats an HIV-related an infection, Gilead Sciences (GILD) has registered its medication in simply six of 116 designated international locations and, in some instances, did not decrease the worth as promised, based on Docs With out Borders. And the non-governmental group is accusing the corporate of working a “public relations stunt.”

At problem is an injectable remedy known as AmBisome that’s used to fight cryptococcal meningitis, which is the second largest killer of individuals dwelling with HIV, after tuberculosis, based on the group. And the World Well being Group estimates the an infection is liable for 15% of HIV-related deaths globally.

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