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Sofosbuvir/ledipasvir co-formulation cures more than 90% of treatment-naive and retreated genotype 1 patients

A co-formulation of sofosbuvir and ledipasvir taken for as little as eight to twelve weeks produced high sustained response rates across the board for participants in the

Published
14 April 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
Sofosbuvir + simeprevir dual therapy shows high cure rates for hepatitis C patients with or without cirrhosis

A 12-week oral regimen of sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) plus simeprevir (Olysio) without pegylated interferon or ribavirin led to sustained virological response in 93% of people with genotype

Published
14 April 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
European liver specialists recommend 'mix-and-match' approach to new hepatitis C drugs

The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) has issued new guidelines for the treatment of hepatitis C which recommend that wherever possible,

Published
11 April 2014
By
Keith Alcorn
Sofosbuvir/ledipasvir produces early cure for 100% of people with HIV and HCV co-infection

Treatment for 12 weeks with a co-formulation of sofosbuvir and ledipasvir led to sustained response for all participants with HIV and HCV co-infection who had genotype 1

Published
11 April 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
Sofosbuvir/ledipasvir is safe and effective for relapsers and hard-to-treat patients

A co-formulation of sofosbuvir and ledipasvir successfully treated a variety of difficult-to-treat patient populations including people with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 3, people with decompensated cirrhosis and

Published
11 April 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
88% of previous relapsers achieve hepatitis C cure with simeprevir-based triple therapy

Almost 90% of European patients who had relapsed after previous treatment with pegylated interferon and ribavirin were cured of hepatitis C after 24 weeks of treatment with

Published
10 April 2014
By
Keith Alcorn
AbbVie interferon-free regimen cures 96% of treatment-experienced genotype 1 hepatitis C infections

A 12-week course of three direct-acting antivirals developed by AbbVie, plus ribavirin, cured 96.3% of treatment-experienced patients with hepatitis C genotype 1 infection, Professor Stefan Zeuzem of

Published
10 April 2014
By
Keith Alcorn
Egypt: New Treatments May Defuse Viral Hepatitis Time Bomb

Egypt is said officially to have the highest prevalence of hepatitis C in the world, with 10 to 14 percent of its 85 million people infected, and about two million in dire need of treatment. The Egyptian government recently struck a deal with U.S. pharmaceutical firm Gilead Sciences to purchase its new hepatitis C pill Sovaldi at a fraction of its American price.

Published
10 April 2014
From
Inter Press Service
Gilead aims to license hepatitis C drug to 3-4 Indian firms

Gilead Sciences aims to license its new hepatitis C drug Sovaldi to three or four Indian generic manufacturers to allow sales of the medicine at lower prices in some 60 developing nations.

Published
09 April 2014
From
Reuters
Gilead says has discounted hepatitis C drug for some health plans

Gilead Sciences Inc, under fire for pricing a new hepatitis C drug at $1,000 a pill, has discount agreements with a number of health insurers, a company executive said in an interview.

Published
31 March 2014
From
Reuters

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