India: Mylan launches hepatitis-C Sovaldi tablets in India

HYDERABAD: Pharma giant Mylan NV today said its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals has launched Gilead Sciences' Sovaldi (sofosbuvir 400mg tablets) in the country.

Sovaldi is used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis-C infection as a component of a combination anti-viral treatment.

It is estimated that around 12 million people are chronically infected with hepatitis-C in India, Mylan said in a release.

In February this year, Gilead appointed Mylan as its exclusive distributor of Sovaldi in India.

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