WHO prequalifies first generic active ingredient for hepatitis C medicines

On 31 March 2017, WHO for the first time prequalified a generic active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) for hepatitis C – sofosbuvir. Sofosbuvir is an essential ingredient for new, highly effective medicines to treat hepatitis C called direct active antivirals (DAAs). The prequalified product’s manufacturer is Mylan Laboratories Ltd - INDIA. The emergence of DAAs in 2014 gave new hope to the 80-110 million people suffering from chronic hepatitis C, a disea

Mylan enters MPP agreement over affordable hepatitis C generics

Mylan has entered into a sub-licensing agreement with the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP), a UN-backed public health organisation, to expand access to chronic hepatitis C medicines in developing countries. Under the agreement, announced yesterday, November 28, Mylan will produce and market a generic version of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Daklinza (daclatasvir). The generic drug will be distributed in 112 low and middle income countries. Source: http://www.li