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What’s In A Name? Janssen’s Loss Of Sovriad Was Gilead’s Gain With Sovaldi

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FDA initially rejected both sponsors’ preferred proprietary names for their hepatitis C treatments due to the risk of confusion with each other. Janssen had to settle for Olysio, its backup name for simeprevir, leaving Gilead to claim title to its preferred name for sofosbuvir.

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