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Methadone included, tenofovir excluded, from new WHO essential drugs list

Methadone and the opiate substitute buprenorphine have been added to the World Health Organization’s Essential Drugs list, it was announced on Friday, ending nearly two

04 July 2005
Keith Alcorn
World Health Organization asked to keep buprenorphine as a treatment option for heroin addiction

A group of activists and physicians has asked the World Health Organization (WHO) to prevent the proposed reclassification of buprenorphine as a narcotic. If successful,

18 May 2004
Christopher Gadd
Adjusting methadone dosage on efavirenz: how much and when to do it

Methadone dosage may need to be increased by around 22% a week after starting efavirenz treatment, according to Dr Fiona Mulcahy of St James's Hospital,

05 March 2001
Keith Alcorn
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.