Foster City-based Gilead Sciences announced that the U.S. FDA has approved Epclusa®, the first all-oral, pan-genotypic, single tablet regimen for the treatment of adults with genotype 1-6 chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Epclusa is also the first single tablet regimen approved for the treatment of patients with HCV genotype 2 and 3, without the need for ribavirin.  Epclusa, combines the older Sovaldi medication with the newer velpatasvir, and costs $74,760 for a 12-week course of treatment, although that’s before any rebates are offered to payers. This is less than the list prices for both Sovaldi and Harvoni, another Gilead hepatitis C treatment.

 

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http://www.gilead.com/news/press-releases/2016/6/us-food-and-drug-administration-approves-gileads-epclusa-sofosbuvirvelpatasvir-for-the-treatment-of-all-genotypes-of-chronic-hepatitis-c