Nevirapine should not be prescribed for needlestick injuriesBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7279.126/a (Published 20 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:126
- Scott Gottlieb
- New York
US federal health officials have advised doctors not to prescribe nevirapine, a standard AIDS prevention drug, to healthy healthcare workers injured by needles.
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