Daclatasvir for hepatitis C: Hint of added benefit in genotype 4

Daclatasvir (trade name Daklinza) has been approved since August 2014 for the treatment of adults with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection. According to the dossier assessment conducted by the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) in December 2014, no added benefit could be derived for daclatasvir.

In an addendum, the Institute now examined information subsequently submitted by the drug manufacturer in the commenting procedure: According to the findings, there is a hint of an added benefit for treatment-naive with genotype 4. The extent is non-quantifiable, however. The study for patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) of genotype 3, which was presented for the first time, is unsuitable to derive an added benefit.

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