Gilead’s Sovaldi Price Limiting State Medicaid Approvals
Costly New Hepatitis C Drug Raises Questions About Who Will Pay
New hepatitis C medication presents a dilemma for Medicaid and other
insurers, who must balance the cost against the large numbers of people
who might benefit. The $84,000 cost for the cure over
12 weeks, the most expensive medicine for the disease, has states from Pennsylvania to Colorado
limiting its use to only the sickest patients, according to health
officials and private insurers that manage care for Medicaid programs.
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 & 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 ribavirin.
Hepatitis C Clinical Trials - FDA Approved And Investigational Drugs
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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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