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New Hepatitis C Drug Approved: Janssen’s Hepatitis C Drug Simeprevir Now Available

This past week, the FDA gave approval to Janssen’s new drug to treat hepatitis C. Simeprevir, commercially know as OLYSIO, is the first new hepatitis C drug since the release of telapravir (Incevik) and boceprevir (Victrelis) in 2011. Simeprevir is a  NS3/4A protease inhibitor, used in combination with interferon and ribavirin. The release of simeprevir marks […]

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Telaprevir and FDA Approval: The Race is On for New Hepatitis C Drugs

Telaprevir and FDA Approval: The Race is On for New Hepatitis C Drugs

For those of us that are involved in the care of patients with chronic hepatitis C, the “never too soon” announcement that we will finally have new drugs to treat our hepatitis C patients with cannot come soon enough. There is a real possibility that one and possibly two new agents for hepatitis C will […]

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Boceprevir Improved Hepatitis C Response in Genotype 1 Patients-Dr. Paul Kwo Interview

Dr. Paul Kwo was on Your Health First with Dr. Joe Galati this past Sunday evening, discussing the latest results published this past week in the medical journal Lancet, which discussed the new finding with the drug Boceprevir. The response rates in chronic hepatitis C, genotype 1, are significantly improved compared to standard of care […]

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