Janssen Announces Health Canada Approval of CABENUVA ™, the First Long-Acting Regimen for the Treatment of HIV

Cork, Ireland, March 20, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that Health Canada has approved CABENUVA™ (cabotegravir and rilpivirine extended release injectable suspensions), the first and only once-monthly, long-acting regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults. CABENUVA™ is indicated as a complete regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults to replace the current antiretroviral regimen in patients who are virologically stable and suppressed (HIV-1 RNA less than 50 copies per milliliter [mL]). CABENUVA™, a co-packaged kit with two separate injectable medicines – Janssen’s rilpivirine and ViiV Healthcare’s cabotegravir – offers people living with HIV a new approach for maintaining viral suppression.1 This novel regimen was co-developed as part of a collaboration with ViiV Healthcare and builds on Janssen’s 25-year commitment to make HIV history. ViiV Healthcare holds marketing authorization for CABENUVA™ in Canada.“At Johnson & Johnson, we are dedicated to changing the course of the HIV epidemic through our pursuit of improved therapies and the development of an HIV vaccine,” said Paul Stoffels, M.D., Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer of Johnson & Johnson. “The approval of CABENUVA™, the first once-monthly injectable treatment regimen, marks a historic step forward in that journey. We are proud to have brought forward an option for pa...
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