GBI Research, has released the pharma report, "Hepatitis C Therapeutics in Major Developed Markets to 2019 - Outstanding Recent Approvals and Late-Stage Pipeline to Transform Clinical and Commercial Landscape". The current Hepatitis C treatment landscape consists of a combination of pegylated interferon, ribavirin and, in patients infected with genotype 1 hepatitis C, one of two direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs). Products with these mechanisms of action have performed strongly in the commercial setting, with the market leader Incivek (a DAA) having reached blockbuster sales. However, these products are very poorly tolerated and only moderately efficacious.
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The approval of the DAA Sovaldi in December 2013 changed this, with a complete viral clearance being achieved in close to 100% of patients and a much improved adverse event profile compared to previous standards of therapy. In patients with genotype 2 and 3 hepatitis C, Sovaldi does not need to be administered with pegylated interferon. A number of products in the late-stage pipeline, which promise to be even more efficacious and safe are anticipated to enter the market over the forecast period, including several interferon-free therapies for genotype 1-infected patients. As a result of this, as well as an overall increase in the treated population, GBI Research believes the global market has the potential to grow to a value of $18.6 billion by 2019, more than tripling the 2012 market value of $5.8 billion.
- A brief introduction to hepatitis C, including the disease's pathogenesis, risk factors and diagnosis, and detailed analyses of disease epidemiology and treatment algorithms.
- In-depth analysis of the major antiviral drugs used in the treatment...