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Strides to launch generic drug sofosbuvir in India under brand name 'Virso' to treat hepatitis C

Our Bureau, Bengaluru
Monday, March 30, 2015, 14:45 Hrs  [IST]

Strides Arcolab announced the launch of generic drug sofosbuvir in India under the brand name 'Virso'.

In September 2014, Strides entered into a licensing agreement with Gilead Sciences, Inc to bring hepatitis C cure to 91 developing countries. The product will be available to Indian patients shortly.

Sofosbuvir is the first-in-class NS5B polymerase inhibitor to be launched in India for hepatitis C treatment and represents a paradigm shift in the existing hepatitis C management. The high potency, high barrier to resistance, pan genotypic activity, once-daily dosage, good safety profile and the limited drug-drug interactions of sofosbuvir makes it a breakthrough drug in hepatitis C treatment. This drug in combination therapy has shown to have high cure rates of around 90%.

Globally, it is estimated that 170-185 million people (about 3% of the world's population) are chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). In India alone, it is estimated that 12-18 million patients are infected with hepatitis C, which is several fold greater than those with HIV/AIDS.

“We are pleased to announce this launch in partnership with Gilead Sciences, which is a big leap in our commitment towards bringing critical healthcare at affordable cost, said  Mohan Kumar, CEO-pharma global,  Strides Arcolab.

 

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Gunjan Apr 27, 2015 5:35 PM
@Manjit
Sir,

I checked for one of my relative and Sofosbuvir medicine is available in india market with cost less than 1L for 24 weeks (full course)
gprao Apr 18, 2015 4:49 PM
my wife 68 years old is hav8ng hepatitis c .pl.let me know when tihs product virso will be marketted in india.
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Manjit Singh Kathuria Mar 31, 2015 3:50 PM
My wife is suffering from Hepatitis C and already i have spent lacs of rupeeson conventional therapy but of no avail. My financial position has gone to worst.I am waiting for the some cceap medicine like generic Virso.Pl. let me know when it will be in market?
 
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