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chronic hepatitis B


As a formidable and known nucleoside analogue, Telbivudine is one of a few oral treatments to combat HBeAg positive and negative chronic hepatitis B. Known as the brand name Tyzeka, Telbivudine has a patent expiration of August 10, 2019.  While the use of Telbivudine has been extremely successful in the United States, other countries around[…]

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Lamivudine is also known as Epvir. Marketed by GlaxoSmithKline, the patent for Epvir is due to expire on May 18, 2016. Lamivudine is an antiviral medication that prevents human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis B (HBV) virus cells from multiplying in the body. This medication will treat HIV and HBV, but it is not a[…]

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Entecavir, CAS# 209216-23-9 may also be known by it’s brand name Baraclude. With the patent for Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Baraclude expiring on February 21, 2015, entecavir is on track to becoming a profitable generic product. Used to treat patients with chronic hepatitis B, entecavir is considered an antiviral medication. With a staggering 2 billion people around[…]

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Adefovir dipivoxil, CAS number 142340-99-6, is a nucleotide analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or “ntRTI”. Previously called bis-POM PMEA, adefovir dipivoxil is used is the treatment of chronic hepatitis B. Also produced under the trade names Hepsera and Preveon, adefovir dipivoxil is approved by the FDA for treatment in patients with active cases of chronic hepatitis[…]

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