Harvoni Treatment Approved for Children
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ledipasvir 90mg sofosbuvir 400mg for hepatitis C virus genotypes 1, 4, 5, or 6 for children patients twelve years and older. They child patients must weigh 77 pounds or 35Kg. Harvoni or generic Harvoni can be used to treat children that have cirrhosis or with mild cirrhosis.
Direct Acting Antivirals (DAAs) have helped millions around the world get cured from hepatitis C. Gilead Sciences first released the hepatitis C treatment back in 2013. The key ingredient that Gilead Sciences has provided hepatitis C patients around the world is Sofosbuvir.
Although the price of Sofosbuvir is not expensive, however, it has cost tax payers and the US government in billions of dollars to treat hepatitis C patients.
A few states have actually went bankrupt due to treating hep C patients on Medicare and Medicaid. By law a state must provide access to treatment if the treatment is available, regardless of cost. The cost of this blockbuster drug, Sovaldi, sofosbuvir 400mg, was $84,000. One tablet cost $1000. The treatment is for 12 weeks or 84 days.