An index of articles pointing the reader to the current controversy over the high price of Sovaldi, Harvoni (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir) and AbbVie Viekira Pak.
Class Action Lawsuit Challenges the Exorbitant Pricing of Gilead's Hepatitis-C Drug Sovaldi - 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.
U.S. FDA Approves Gileads Harvoni (Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir)
Harvoni is the first combination pill approved to treat chronic HCV genotype 1 infection. It is also the first approved regimen that does not require administration with interferon or ribavirin, two FDA-approved drugs also used to treat HCV infection.
Both drugs in Harvoni interfere with the enzymes needed by HCV to multiply. Sofosbuvir is a previously approved HCV drug marketed under the brand name Sovaldi. Harvoni also contains a new drug called ledipasvir. Continue reading...
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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
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