July 24, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it approved Technivie (ombitasvir, paritaprevir and ritonavir) for use in combination with ribavirin for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 4 infections in patients without scarring and cirrhosis.

May 1, 2015

Camber Pharmaceuticals on Friday announced the launch of famciclovir tablets in 125-, 250- and 500-mg dosage strengths. 

March 24, 2015

Dr. Reddy’s Labs has entered into an agreement with Hetero, under which it will be licensed to distribute and market sofosbuvir tablets in 400-mg dosage strength. 

December 22, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Viekira Pak (ombitasvir, paritaprevir and ritonavir tablets co-packaged with dasabuvir tablets) to treat patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection, including those with a type of advanced liver disease called cirrhosis.

December 18, 2014

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories announced Tuesday that it has launched Valganciclovir Tablets USP 450 mg, a therapeutic equivalent generic version of the antiviral Valcyte (Valganciclovir) tablets, in the U.S. market.

December 16, 2014

Dr. Reddy's Labs announced the launch of valganciclovir tablets USP in 450-mg strength. 

 

November 7, 2014

Janssen Therapeutics announced earlier this week that the Food and Drug Administration approved Olysio (simeprevir), a hepatitis C virus NS3/4A protease inhibitor, in combination with sofosbuvir as an all-oral, interferon- and ribavirin-free treatment option for genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection in adult patients as part of a combination antiviral treatment regimen. 

October 10, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Gilead's Harvoni (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir) to treat chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 1 infection.

July 21, 2014

Innocutis on Monday announced the introduction of Sitavig (acyclovir) 50-mg buccal tablet into North American markets.

December 13, 2013

According to published reports, Express Scripts may be looking to start a "price war" among the makers of the latest generation of drugs for hepatitis C — which promise much shorter treatment times than standard therapies, but also cost significantly more — in an effort to bring down prices.

The stakes are certainly high. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 3.2 million people in the United States chronically infected with hepatitis C and hence at risk for liver cancer, and the CDC recommends that anyone born between 1945 and 1965 get tested for the virus.

December 10, 2013

Nearly all patients taking an experimental treatment for hepatitis C developed by AbbVie were cured, the drug maker said Tuesday.

December 6, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for hepatitis C made by Gilead Sciences, the drug maker said Friday.

December 6, 2013

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' U.S. subsidiary has launched a generic drug for treating warts and skin lesions, the company said.

November 25, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment made by Johnson & Johnson for hepatitis C, the drug maker said.

October 25, 2013

A Food and Drug Administration expert panel has recommended approval for a drug made by Johnson & Johnson for treating hepatitis C, the company said.

October 24, 2013

An experimental drug under development by Gilead Sciences for hepatitis C is safe and effective when combined with other treatments, according to a review posted on the Food and Drug Administration's website ahead of an expert panel meeting to take place Friday.

May 21, 2013

More evidence is emerging that interventions by pharmacists can have a profound beneficial effect on patient outcomes.

The latest example comes from Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy, which released the results of a study May 17 showing that more than two-thirds of patients with hepatitis C “achieved sustained virologic response or cure after completing newer ‘triple therapy’ treatment” backed up by a regimen of care and oversight by pharmacists, according to a Drug Store News report from senior editor Michael Johnsen.

Why the pharmacist interventions? They help improve patient compliance with the complicated drug therapy, which involves the administration of two newer protease inhibitors to prevent the HCV virus from reproducing, in combination with peginterferon and ribavirin. According to Johnsen, that powerful medicinal cocktail “significantly increased the cure rate and cut treatment time in half” for the 406 HCV patients in the study who received triple therapy with either telaprevir or boceprevir.

May 17, 2013

More than two-thirds of patients with hepatitis C achieved sustained virologic response or cure after completing newer “triple therapy” treatment, according to a Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy study released Friday.

May 6, 2013

An experimental drug regimen under development by AbbVie could change the way hepatitis C is treated, according to a special designation it received from the Food and Drug Administration.

May 3, 2013

Actavis' had $1.9 billion in sales in first quarter 2013, the drug maker said.

April 5, 2013

Actavis will market and distribute an authorized generic version of a genital herpes ointment made by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, the companies said Friday.

April 4, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration approval this week of a generic genital herpes ointment made by Mylan could make a slight dent in the stock price of the company that makes the branded version.

April 3, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for genital herpes made by Mylan, the drug maker said.

February 19, 2013

Drug maker Gilead Sciences has recalled a single lot of an injected drug used to treat an opportunistic infection in AIDS patients due to the presence of foreign matter, the company said.