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Ledipasvir-sofosbuvir combo safe, effective for elderly hep C patients

 Ledipasvir-sofosbuvir combo safe, effective for elderly hep C patients

March 18, 2016

By Lorraine L Janeczko

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The combination of ledipasvir and sofosbuvir (LDV/SOF) is safe, effective and well tolerated in people over 65 who have genotype 1 hepatitis C, researchers have found.

"This study, which is the largest analysis ever done in the population over 65, found that the combination of the NS5A inhibitor ledipasvir with the nucleotide polymerase inhibitor sofosbuvir for hepatitis C is not only highly effective but is also safe and tolerable," Dr. Sammy Saab from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, told Reuters Health.

Dr. Saab has multiple financial ties, including stock ownership, to Gilead Sciences, which makes LDV/SOF.

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