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The first HIV/AIDS drug was fast-tracked 30 years ago. Some lament that process.
It was 30 years ago this week that the Food and Drug Administration approved the first treatment for HIV/AIDS, the drug AZT. At a time when the number of AIDS-related deaths was skyrocketing, AZT was rushed into the approval process. But some of the early advocates of the drug’s fast-tracking ended up lamenting that process. […]