A mélange of new treatments awaiting approval and a lack of patient support are driving down drug utilization for Gilead's HCV blockbuster, according to a new study.
Despite a collaboration with original Sovaldi owner Pharmasset in 2004, a panel ruled Roche has no rights to HCV treatment Sovaldi.
UK drug-cost watchdog backs Sovaldi, Achillion touts HCV interim results, Avastin's latest cancer indication, Ebola outbreak worsens, COPD drug gets panel nod, and study links quick reviews and black-box warnings.
Disclosed in its earnings report yesterday, Gilead may have a card up its sleeve to counter Merck's experimental hep. C combo regimen.
The FDA greenlighted the drug for three cancers.
An international AIDS conference this weekend kicked off a new battle in the war against hepatitis C: demonstrating high cure rates in those who are co-infected.
Longtime industry critic, Congressmen Henry Waxman penned a note to Gilead CEO over the "extraordinarily high cost," of its recently approved HCV treatment Sovaldi.