Daily Archives: March 27, 2009

At FDA, Torti Out, Sharfstein In, For Now

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Joshua Sharfstein, the Obama administration’s nominee for the No. 2 job at the FDA, will become acting chief of the agency on Monday, according to media reports.   Here’s a news alert from InsideHealthPolicy.com   “Joshua Sharfstein, selected by the White House for the No. 2 job at FDA, will take over Monday as acting commissioner. […]

New Guidelines on Early HIV Treatment for Patients with Opportunistic Infections

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The benefits of early anti-HIV therapy for patients with an opportunistic infection outweigh the risks, according to new guidelines from the CDC.   The guidelines, developed with the NIH and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, say that for most such infections, early antiretroviral therapy will lead to better outcomes.   One exception, however, is tuberculosis. […]