written on 23.04.2014

Payer revolt notwithstanding, Gilead's Sovaldi earns crown as fastest drug launch ever


We can officially say that Gilead Sciences pulled off the fastest drug launch on record. First-quarter sales of the company's new hepatitis C drug Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), approved in December, blew past previous records and just kept going. And along the way, it broke the blockbuster barrier, too.