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Author Topic: New Hepatitis C Drug *Daklinza* Gets European O.K.  (Read 6135 times)

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New Hepatitis C Drug *Daklinza* Gets European O.K.
« on: August 28, 2014, 01:06:41 pm »
FYI: The European Commission has just approved Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Daklinza (daclatasvir) to be used in combination with other medications, such as Sovaldi, to treat genotypes 1-4 of hepatitis C virus.

Scientists said in a recent press release: “We have a new class of drug that disrupts the virus in two ways—by inhibiting both viral replication and assembly—and when combined with other compounds often results in a cure among even the hardest-to-treat patients.”

An application for the drug is currently pending in the U.S. and Japan. Keep a lookout this November, when the FDA is set to review it!

For more info: http://www.hepmag.com/articles/Daklinza_EU_approval_2501_26078.shtml

 


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