Two medications are approved to treat hepatitis C infection in teens.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is responsible for evaluating the safety and efficacy of medicines in the United States, has approved Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) and Harvoni (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir) for the treatment of hepatitis C in adolescents aged 12–17 years. The drugs are the first direct-acting antiviral treatments to be approved for treating this age group.
“These approvals will help change the landscape for hepatitis C treatment by addressing an unmet need in children and adolescents,” says Edward Cox, director of the Office of Antimicrobial Products, FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.
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