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June 27, 2010

Pipeline Problems - by David Evans: "“It’s getting harder and harder to hit a homerun with a new HIV drug,” says Bob Huff, a longtime HIV treatment activist from San Diego. “The current drugs are very good, and most doctors and patients are fairly satisfied…. The incentive for companies to invest in developing new HIV drugs is not strong right now.”

“It’s disconcerting,” Sharp agrees. “In terms of practical issues around drug development, we do need to put our heads together and strategize about fixing the things that are broken.”"