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NICE issues appraisal consultation documents for three new hepatitis C therapies

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has today issued appraisal consultation documents for three new hepatitis C therapies; ledipasvir-sofosbuvir (Harvoni), daclatasvir (Daklinza, and ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir (with or without dasabuvir).

Published
30 July 2015
From
Hepatitis C Trust
Gilead Profit Tops Estimates as Hepatitis C Drug Sales Surge

Gilead Sciences Inc., maker of the hepatitis C drugs Sovaldi and Harvoni, posted second-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates as revenue surged. Gilead raised its sales forecast for the year.

Published
30 July 2015
From
Bloomberg
Interferon-free hepatitis treatment is highly effective for people with HIV and HCV co-infection in three studies

Three different interferon-free regimens – sofosbuvir/ledipasvir, AbbVie's 3D regimen and grazoprevir/elbasvir – were well-tolerated and cured more than 90% of participants with HIV and HCV co-infection in

Published
29 July 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Merck Targets Toughest Cases to Gain Hepatitis C Foothold

Merck & Co. plans to target hard-to-treat hepatitis C patients with its cure for the liver ailment rather than compete for market share by drastically undercutting the price of Gilead Sciences Inc.'s $1,000-a-day treatment.

Published
29 July 2015
From
Bloomberg
Liver fibrosis regression after hepatitis C treatment linked to reduced complications and death in people with HIV and HCV co-infection

People with HIV and HCV co-infection, with liver cirrhosis, who achieve sustained virological response (SVR) and experience an improvement in liver fibrosis are less likely to develop liver

Published
29 July 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
China progresses in hepatitis B vaccination, more treatment effort urged

China has won praises from WHO after reaching its goal to control hepatitis B infection among children through immunization ahead of schedule, but more effort is urged for its adult patients.

Published
27 July 2015
From
Xinhua
Georgia sets sights on eliminating hepatitis C

A combination of strong political will, public support and experience gained in HIV prevention and control led to this new programme. The Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs is working with a pharmaceutical manufacturer to provide an initial 5000 courses of DAAs as the first part of the programme, followed by 20 000 treatment courses annually free of charge.

Published
27 July 2015
From
WHO Europe
Viral hepatitis – 400 deaths a day in the WHO European Region could be prevented

Over 13 million people in the WHO European Region are living with chronic hepatitis B infection and over 15 million with chronic hepatitis C infection. Two-thirds of those infected are in eastern Europe and Central Asia. Hepatitis B and C infections lead to 400 deaths in the Region every day.

Published
27 July 2015
From
WHO Europe
FDA OK’s BMS Daklinza (Daclatasvir) to Treat Hep C Genotype 3

The FDA has approved BMS's Daklinza (daclatasvir) to be used with Gilead Sciences’ Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) to treat genotype 3 of hepatitis C.

Published
27 July 2015
From
AIDSMeds
FDA approves Technivie for treatment of chronic hepatitis C genotype 4

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Technivie (ombitasvir, paritaprevir and ritonavir) for use in combination with ribavirin for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 4 infections in patients without scarring and poor liver function (cirrhosis).

Published
27 July 2015
From
FDA
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