0 Replies |Report This| Share this:Hepatitis C Drug Telaprevir Raises Cure Rate<u><b>New Article:</b></u><b> </b><i><b> Study: 75% Viral Cure Rate With Telaprevir Plus Standard Therapy</b></i><br /><br />Adding the experimental <a href="http://www.webmd.com/hepatitis/default.htm">hepatitis</a> C drug telaprevir to standard <a href="http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-37-interferon+alfa-2b+inj.aspx">interferon</a> /ribavirin therapy cured 75% of newly treated patients, drug maker Vertex announced.<br /><br />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.<br /><br /><br /> Because hepatitis C virus (HCV) rapidly becomes resistant to telaprevir, the drug must be....(<a href="http://www.webmd.com/hepatitis/news/20100526/hepatitis-c-drug-telaprevir-ups-cure-rate"><b>read full article here...</b></a> )
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