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Malaysia says "No" to Gilead Monopoly 6 days 8 hours ago #25259

Today, which happens to be my birthday, Malaysia gave its citizens a present. Cabinet has agreed to issue a compulsory licence on the Gilead HCV medication Sofosbuvir.

www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/arti...hepatitis-c-generics

What this means is the Sofosbuvir patent can be ignored and Malaysia will be able to import generic Sofosbuvir.

So what about Ledipasvir and Daclatasvir, afterall we need 2 drugs.

No this won't impact that but it turns out DNDi, Pharco and Presidio have a rather tidy pan-genotypic NS5A inhibitor called Ravidasvir, which was co-incidentally trialled in Malaysia. This is essentially the same as Velpatasvir.

So no prizes for joining the dots. Sofosbuvir+Ravidasvir - coming to a town near you (at least if you live in Malaysia).

More on Ravidasvir here: www.dndi.org/diseases-projects/portfolio/sofosbuvir-hepc/
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Malaysia says "No" to Gilead Monopoly 6 days 1 hour ago #25260

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Genotype 3
VL 4,100,000
ALT 101 AST 71
Treatment Naive
Started Sof/Dac Jan 12, 2016
VL= <15 4 weeks in. AST/ALT normal.
VL=UNDETECTED 8 weeks in.
SVR4= Virus back. 3,300,000
1 week later= 20,741,477

I know I will be cured.
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