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Why is there no broad spectrum antiviral for viruses like there are broad spectrum antibiotics?

Currently, why there are few broad-spectrum anti-viral drugs

  • The traditional anti-viral drug development blue-print focused on a specific virus.
  • The goal was to try to prevent one of the following from happening, virus attachment, internalization, fusion, nuclear import-export, replication, protein synthesis, release from infected cells.
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Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever - An Introduction

A graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX, and the founding director of Global NeuroCare, Dr. James C. Johnston strives to increase the effectiveness and accessibility of neurology care worldwide. 233 more words

Dr. James C Johnston

Bristol-Myers Squibb luncurkan Daklinza

September lalu Bristol-Myers Squibb meluncurkan Daklinza (Daclatasvir), sebuah antivirus HCV pertama yang menargetkan non-struktural 5A protein (NS5A) untuk mencegah replikasi virus dan perkembangan virion. Daklinza dapat di kombinasikan dengan sofosbuvir untuk pengobatan 12 minggu pada pasien dengan genotipe 1sampai dengan 4 tanpa indikasi sirosis, atau 24 minggu pada mereka yang memiiki sirosis hati Dan untuk pasien dengan infeksi genotipe 3 dapat berobat dengan daclatasvir dan sofosbuvir dikombinasi dengan ribavirin selama 24 minggu. 111 more words


Abbvie luncurkan dua jenis obat baru untuk hepatitis C

Abbvie di bulan Februari lalu telah mengumumkan peluncuran dua obat untuk perawatan Hepatitis C, Exviera (dasabuvir) dan Viekirax (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir) keduanya diindikasikan untuk pengobatan infeksi hepatitis C kronis. 187 more words


Hepatitis C, new drugs on the horizon

A new generation of hepatitis C drugs have emerged that have higher sustained virologic response (SVR) — a measure of efficacy defined as the absence of detectable RNA of the hepatitis C virus in the blood — shorter and less complicated treatment protocols, and have similar safety profiles to current therapies that are based on peginterferon and/or ribavirin.  105 more words

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Day two

Nothing to report really. Day 2 and I have downed my pills for the morning. I have to say the Harvoni tablets are massive. Luckily I’m not too bad at swallowing tablets so it’s no big deal. 74 more words


I haven’t posted for quite sometime however today I’m making a concerted effort to keep this blog up to date.

Today I have finally been given my prescription for Harvoni. 188 more words