Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Freedom from injecting Interferon (IFN), treating major HCV genotypes WW and betting on vaccines could bring a sea of change in the treatment of HCV infection in the future. This year the first IFN-free drug options for HCV Genotype 2/3- Gilead’s Sofosbuvir/RBV (GS-7977, PDUFA Dec. 8, 2013) is expected to be approved and launched! By 2015 launch of Gilead’s Sofosbuvir/Ledipasvir (PhIII) and AbbVie/ Enanta’s (ABT-450r/ABT-472/ABT-333) should remove the need of IFN for GT1 genotype HCV patients as well! Tapping the…

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Rituximab biosimilar

Approval of Inflectra/Remsima, the first biosimilar Monoclonal antibody (Mab) from Celltrion and Hospira in EU in 2013 is a trend setter! Inflectra is a biosimilar of Johnson & Johnson's Remicade, which is approved for RA, Crohn's disease and several other conditions and had $2 billion in sales in Europe last year. This approval has further increase the optimism of companies developing and marketing biosimilars and the wait for the launch of others in queue Rituxan, Herecptin, Enbrel etc may not…

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