NHS England is considering off-label use of Descovy PrEP

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In a draft policy update, NHS England is proposing to reimburse the use of tenofovir alafenamide/emtricitabine (TAF/FTC), the combination pill sold as Descovy by its manufacturers Gilead Sciences, for ‘second-line’ PrEP. This would add an additional PrEP option as currently the only combination pill reimbursable for PrEP in England is tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC).

This is an unusual proposal because although TAF/FTC is approved for HIV treatment, it has not yet received authorisation for use as PrEP by the UK’s Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) or by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), whose decisions the MHRA usually follows.

Read the full story at Aidsmap.


Source : Aidsmap

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