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MERCK CRIXIVAN LAUNCH LIKELY BY APRIL FOLLOWING POSITIVE ADVISORY CMTE. REVIEW; NEW STANDARD FOR FAST-TRACK REVIEWS SET BY FDA WITH PROTEASE INHIBITORS

Executive Summary

Merck's protease inhibitor Crixivan (indinavir sulfate) is likely to be launched by April 1, the company indicated following a March 1 favorable review by FDA's Antiviral Drugs Advisory Committee. The committee recommended Crixivan for accelerated approval for treatment of HIV infection where therapy is warranted.

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