MK 8591

Drug Profile

MK 8591

Alternative Names: EFdA; MK-8591

Latest Information Update: 17 Apr 2017

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Merck Sharp & Dohme
  • Class Antiretrovirals
  • Mechanism of Action Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase I HIV-1 infections
  • Preclinical HIV-2 infections

Most Recent Events

  • 17 Apr 2017 Chemical structure information added
  • 13 Feb 2017 Preclinical trials in HIV-2 infections in USA (PO)
  • 13 Feb 2017 Interim pharmacokinetics data from a preclinical study in HIV infections presented at the 24th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI-2017)
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