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From The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
May 12, 2015

A 4-Drug Combination (Viekira Pak) for Hepatitis C

JAMA. 2015;313(18):1857-1858. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.4562

The FDA has approved Viekira Pak (Abbvie), a fixed-dose combination of two new direct-acting antiviral agents (ombitasvir, paritaprevir) with the pharmacologic enhancer ritonavir in one tablet, co-packaged with a third new direct-acting antiviral agent (dasabuvir) in a second tablet, for oral treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection (Table 1). Genotype 1 is responsible for 70%-80% of HCV infections in the US.