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Sofosbuvir is popular in the pharmaceutical headlines as of late, with more positive news for the patient population with Hepatitis C. An NIH (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) study released exciting data which showed the use of Sofosbuvir and Ledipasvir elicited a cure rate in only six weeks’ time for patients with the[…]

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The FDA’s approval of Sofosbuvir in December 2013 paved the way for an exciting new treatment option for patients suffering from Hepatitis C. Known as the brand name Sovaldi, which is marketed by Gilead, Sofosbuvir is a unique nucleotide analog inhibitor that is the first Hepatitis C drug to demonstrate efficacy without the co-administration of[…]

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On December 6th, 2013 the FDA announced the approval of Gilead’s once-a-day pill Sofosbuvir, marketed as Sovaldi. The approval comes shortly after an FDA advisory committee awarded Gilead breakthrough therapy status for the once-a-day pill Sofosbuvir at the end of October 2013 (see previous Sofosbuvir article). The FDA committee also unanimously recommended the approval of[…]

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On November 20, 2013 Health Canada revealed the approval of Simeprevir, known as the brand name GALEXOS, to treat hepatitis C. Janssen, the company that markets GALEXOS offered excitement for the approval of it’s once a day hepatitis C treatment. Simeprevir is designed to be administered adjunctively with both ribavirin and pegylated interferon, for the[…]

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The end of October 2013 saw a nod from the FDA given to Gilead’s New Drug Application for Sofosbuvir. As a greatly needed treatment for hepatitis C Sofosbuvir has proven to be effectual and tolerable in a number of studies. Sofosbuvir is marketed by Gilead Science, Inc. and is clearly set up for success in[…]

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A report in the Journal of the American Medical Association on August 28, 2013 offered exciting news for patients with Hepatitis C. A phase 2 trial of the drugs Sofosbuvir and Ribavirin revealed that this curing combination gives patients with Hepatitis C a viable treatment that is tolerable and effectively clears the virus.  The study[…]

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The Hepatitis C virus is daunting in nature, affecting 180 million people worldwide and a little over 4 million people in the United States. As the leading cause of chronic liver disease, which often leads to liver cancer, hepatitis C is currently difficult to treat with success. The typical treatment for patients with hepatitis C[…]

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