Friday, April 7, 2017 News Recap Canada Effective April 2017, Alberta Health has expanded access to treatments for hepatitis C in line with what the provinces of British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Québec have just done (Alberta expands drug coverage for hepatitis C patients). As Dr. Shafran, who is clearly worried about continued restrictions, says, “The funders have now opened the doors to let us treat people with mild liver disease … if ...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved supplemental applications for Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) and Harvoni (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir) to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) in children ages 12 to 17. Harvoni and Sovaldi were previously approved to treat HCV in adults. These are the first direct-acting antiviral treatments approved for children and adolescents with HCV. Direct-acting antiviral drugs reduce the amount of HCV in the body by preventing th
Test speeds treatment decisions, contributes to better patient careINDIANAPOLIS, March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its hepatitis C virus (HCV) quantitative RNA test to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of HCV infection for certain patient populations. Results from the COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan HCV Test, v2.0 can now be used
Updated label provides new treatment option for patients with HIV-1 coinfection, advanced cirrhosis, and post-liver transplant HCV recurrenceFriday, February 5, 2016 12:47 pm EST--PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) announced today that Daklinza™ (daclatasvir, 60 mg), an NS5A replication complex inhibitor, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in combination with sofosbuvir (with or without r
January 28, 2016 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zepatier (elbasvir and grazoprevir) with or without ribavirin for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 1 and 4 infections in adult patients.Hepatitis C is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the liver that can lead to diminished liver function or liver failure. Most people infected with HCV have no symptoms of the disease until liver damage becomes apparen
– Label Expanded to Include Patients with Genotypes 4, 5 and 6 and Patients Co-Infected with HIV –– Use of Harvoni in Combination with Ribavirin for 12 Weeks Can be Considered for Treatment-Experienced Genotype 1 Patients with Cirrhosis –FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 12, 2015-- Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Harvoni® (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir) for expanded use in
We are happy to announce the beginning of interferon-free hepatitis C treatment in the USA, ledipasvir plus sofosbuvir (tradename HARVONI). We hope to hear this news in Canada soon, but also hope somehow the people who need it will be able to afford it. Description of their Patient Support Program is interesting as it may be a template for what we will see later in Canada. We quote entire article below. Source is: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-food-dru...