Tuesday, September 22, 2015

AWMSG recommends Daklinza (daclatasvir) for treatment of adult patients with chronic HCV infection

In continuation of my update on daclatasvir Daclatasvir.svg

The All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) has recommended Daklinza®(daclatasvir) for the treatment of adult patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The recommendation is specifically for patients with advanced liver disease, for whom treatment options can be limited. Daclatasvir is used in combination with other agents to treat adult patients with chronic HCV genotypes 1, 3 and 4 (which include most of the cases seen in Wales). This decision could enable some of the most ‘at-risk’ patients in Wales with chronic HCV to access a new, first-in-class treatment which has been shown, when used with other agents, to clear the viral infection in most of these patients after 12 or 24 weeks of therapy.

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