Dr. Roscoe M. Moore Jr., DVM, MPH, Ph.D., DSc Joins Napo Pharmaceuticals Scientific Advisory Board for HIV for Mytesi, Napo’s FDA-Approved Human Prescription Drug
Launched by Napo in
According to data from The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), approximately 36.7 million people globally were living with HIV in 2016, of which an estimated 19.5 million people were accessing antiretroviral therapy—up from approximately 17.1 million in 2015 and an estimated 7.7 million in 2010—and approximately 1.8 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2016.
Dr. Moore is a former Assistant United States Surgeon General and a Rear
Admiral (Retired) in the U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. Moore was
involved in the creation of PEPFAR (the U.S. President's Emergency Plan
for AIDS Relief). PEPFAR was launched in 2003 by President
Dr. Moore served in the
“Neglected comorbidities such as HIV-related diarrhea play a significant role in patient adherence to ART. Although ART failure or success is based on a number of factors, including genetic differences in drug metabolism, prior drug resistance, severe baseline immune suppression, and concurrent opportunistic infections, ART adherence is of critical importance because is it one of the few potentially alterable factors determining outcomes for HIV patients,” Dr. Moore stated. “Efforts to expand awareness about available solutions, such as Mytesi®, that address specific comorbidities play an important role in maximizing health and wellness in this population.”
“We are very honored that Dr. Moore—a globally recognized leader in the
field of human health and HIV—has joined Jaguar’s
Mytesi® (crofelemer) is an antidiarrheal indicated for the symptomatic relief of noninfectious diarrhea in adult patients with HIV/AIDS on antiretroviral therapy (ART). Mytesi® is not indicated for the treatment of infectious diarrhea. Rule out infectious etiologies of diarrhea before starting Mytesi®. If infectious etiologies are not considered, there is a risk that patients with infectious etiologies will not receive the appropriate therapy and their disease may worsen. In clinical studies, the most common adverse reactions occurring at a rate greater than placebo were upper respiratory tract infection (5.7%), bronchitis (3.9%), cough (3.5%), flatulence (3.1%), and increased bilirubin (3.1%).
More information and complete Prescribing Information are available at Mytesi.com.
Crofelemer, the active ingredient in Mytesi®, is a botanical
(plant-based) drug extracted and purified from the red bark sap of the
medicinal Croton lechleri tree in the
Certain statements in this press release constitute “forward-looking statements.” These include statements regarding the expectation that Dr. Moore’s expertise and decades of experience in the HIV field will prove immensely beneficial as Jaguar and Napo work to grow awareness among physicians and the HIV community regarding the first-in-class anti-secretory mechanism of action of Mytesi® for its currently approved indication, and about planned, potential follow-on indications for Mytesi®. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “aim,” “anticipate,” “could,” “intend,” “target,” “project,” “contemplate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential” or “continue” or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this release are only predictions. Jaguar has based these forward-looking statements largely on its current expectations and projections about future events. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified and some of which are beyond Jaguar’s control. Except as required by applicable law, Jaguar does not plan to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of any new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise.
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