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Hepatitis C Drug Telaprevir Raises Cure Rate
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New Article: Study: 75% Viral Cure Rate With Telaprevir Plus Standard Therapy

Adding the experimental hepatitis C drug telaprevir to standard interferon /ribavirin therapy cured 75% of newly treated patients, drug maker Vertex announced.

Moreover, most patients taking a 12-week course of telaprevir combination therapy were able to shorten the total length of their grueling treatment from 48 weeks to 24 weeks.

Because hepatitis C virus (HCV) rapidly becomes resistant to telaprevir, the drug must be....(read full article here... )
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