Updated July 11, 2014 Reducing the cost of new hepatitis C drugs The situation has Medicaid plans and insurers nationwide groping for the right balance. Worldwide patients are unable to afford treatment, while others wait in the wings on coverage. Check out our index of articles on the current controversy over the high price of Solvadi.
Vertex News and Research Incivek (Telaprevir) Daclatasvir/VX-135 ..Vertex said it will license an experimental hepatitis C drug called VX-135 to Alios BioPharma..As a reminder (VX-135) is still on partial clinical hold by the FDA in the U.S. **Clinical Trials @ HCV Advocate-Vertex
Sovaldi/sofosbuvir Homepage Prescribing and patient information, financial assistance, research and news
Sovaldi is approved in HCV genotypes 1 and 4, treatment-naïve adults in combination with PEG-IFN and ribavirin and the first approved interferon-free treatment regimen
for people with HCV genotypes 2 and 3. Overall cure rates are at 80%,
response rates and treatment duration varies, depending on genotype,
viral and host factors.
Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir) Homepage
OLYSIO/simeprevir homepage Prescribing and patient information, articles and important updates
& Johnson's protease inhibitor OLYSIO (Simeprevir) is approved for
the treatment of HCV genotype 1, in combination with peginterferon
alfa and ribavirin in adults with compensated liver disease,
including cirrhosis, who are treatment-naïve or who have failed
previous interferon therapy (pegylated or non‑pegylated) with
'Mix-and-match` approach to new hepatitis C drugs
The European Association for the Study of the Liver has issued new guidelines for the treatment of hepatitis C which recommend that wherever possible, patients should be treated with the newest direct-acting antivirals.
EASL is also encouraging European physicians to combine products from different pharmaceutical companies to achieve the most potent interferon-free regimens, often in advance of full phase III trial data, in its new hepatitis C treatment guidelines issued in April at the International Liver Congress in London.
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How Soon Should I Get Tested After Exposure ? After the exposure (especially if the blood exposure involved another person known to have the hepatitis C virus), it is recommended that testing for the hepatitis C antibody be performed at 4 to 6 months after the exposure OR that testing for the hepatitis C virus itself (a test often called an HCV PCR or hepatitis C viral load test) be performed 4 to 6 weeks after the potential exposure. These tests are done to determine whether or not hepatitis C infection has occurred as a result of the exposure
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