San Francisco-based biopharmaceutical company, Gilead Sciences, Inc. announced that the U.S. FDA has approved additional indications for Harvoni® (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir) for use in chronic hepatitis C patients with advanced liver disease.  Harvoni in combination with ribavirin (RBV) for 12 weeks was approved for use in chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1- or 4-infected liver transplant recipients without cirrhosis or with compensated cirrhosis (Child-Pugh A), and for HCV genotype 1-infected patients with decompensated cirrhosis (Child-Pugh B or C), including those who have undergone liver transplantation.  Harvoni is now approved for use in a broader range of patient populations, including HCV genotypes 1, 4, 5 and 6, HCV/HIV-1 coinfection, HCV genotype 1 and 4 liver transplant recipients, and genotype 1-infected patients with decompensated cirrhosis.

 

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http://www.gilead.com/news/press-releases/2016/2/us-fda-approves-two-supplemental-indications-for-harvoni-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-with-advanced-liver-disease