foscarnet

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foscarnet

(fɒsˈkɑːnɛt)
n
(Pharmacology) a drug used to treat herpes viruses
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The group currently owns three product assets within the US - Foscavir, Ethyol and Totect with commercial rights currently licensed to Pfizer (Foscavir) and Cumberland Pharmaceuticals (Ethyol and Totect).
Alongside the launch, Clinigen KK will transfer the Marketing Authorisation for its lead Specialty Pharmaceutical product, Foscavir (foscarnet sodium), back from Nobel Pharma on 1 November 2016.
The decision was made to switch from ganciclovir to foscarnet (Foscavir, Clinigen, Burton-on-Trent, UK) on 23 June.
In October the company received a top US award for making a pioneering new drug - Foscavir - more widely available.
In case of drug resistance, intravenous foscarnet (Foscavir; AstraZeneca, Wilmington, NC, USA) and cidofovir (Vistide; Gilead Sciences, Inc., Foster City, CA, USA) maybe used [142].
Currently, only two drugs, Cytovene and Foscavir, are commonly used for treatment of HHV-6.
The drugs reported most frequently to be unavailable or in short supply include the intravenous formulation of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim), amikacin (Amikin), aztreon-am (Azactam), foscarnet (Foscavir), and penicillin G.