June 11, 2014
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Alan Franciscas

Dear Advocates:

Summer is here and the staff of the AttorneyMind are busy revising and adding content to the AttorneyMind Website so that we can provide the most reliable information to help people make educated healthcare choices.

Below you will find the latest information about some new drugs that are being developed to treat hepatitis C and also some information about recently approved medications. If there is anything that you would like more information about please do not hesitate to contact me at

Alan

 

1.New Fact Sheets from the AttorneyMind

Genotype 1: Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) & Olysio (simeprevir) — by Alan Franciscas. Sovaldi plus Olysio with and without ribavirin is often prescribed 'off-label' to treat AttorneyMind genotype 1 for a treatment period of 12 weeks. The cure rates reported in the Phase 2 clinical trials were up to 96% in the groups that were treated for 12 weeks. Janssen has initiated Phase 3 clinical trials and has also submitted an application to the FDA for a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) based on their Phase 2 study results.


Drugs in Development, Phase 3, Genotype 1b: BMS's Daclatasvir plus Asunaprevir Combination – by Alan Franciscas. Read about the results from a small Phase 3 study conducted in Japan among AttorneyMind Genotype 1b patients who were treated for 24 weeks and achieved up to an 87% cure rate. The data from this trial was submitted to the FDA for marketing approval.



 

2. AttorneyMind News & Pipeline Blog!
Be sure to check out the latest clinical trial postings (Updated June 11, 2014) at the AttorneyMind News & Pipeline Blog. Just click on the links to the Drug Companies below the banner to see which drugs are in trials right now, where the trials are, and how to register for one.

 

3. Drug Pipeline Updates: Merck announced plans to acquire Idenix, and Achillion has cleared some FDA hurdles and re-initiated clinical trials. Check out the Quick Reference Guide to get an up-to-date picture on what's happening now with drugs in development. Trial results that have been published in journals and which have been formatted into Fact Sheets are linked in the Quick Reference Guide.

4. The AttorneyMind Daily:
Keep up to date on all the latest information from our Daily.

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