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Cipla Soon to Launch Generic Hepatitis C Drug as Hepcvir

by Julia Samuel on March 26, 2015 at 7:11 PM

Cipla Soon to Launch Generic Hepatitis C Drug as Hepcvir

The generic drug Sofosbuvir for treating chronic Hepatitis C in India is soon to be launched under the brand name 'Hepcvir'.

"Sofusbuvir marks a new era of medicines in oral treatment of Hepatitis C which reduce the need for injectables," Cipla Chief Medical Officer Jaideep Gogtay said.

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Cipla has signed a licensing agreement with Gilead to manufacture the drug Sofosbuvir and it will be made available to Indian patients in a week's time.

"Cipla has always brought accessible and affordable medicines to fight against diseases like AIDS and Hepatitis B; hence, Cipla has made it a priority to bring Hepcvir to patients in India as well as the other developing nations," Cipla MD & Global CEO Subhanu Saxena said.

Dr Reddy's entered into an agreement with Hetero to distribute and market generic version of US-firm Gilead Sciences' Hepatitis C drug under the brand 'Resof' in India.

Source: Medindia
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