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Author Topic: Cure in 8 Weeks w/ Merck’s New HCV Drugs + Sovaldi  (Read 6359 times)

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Cure in 8 Weeks w/ Merck’s New HCV Drugs + Sovaldi
« on: May 04, 2015, 01:03:25 pm »
C-SWIFT Trial: Eight weeks of Merck’s new fixed-dose combination tablet, grazoprevir/elbasvir, plus Gilead Sciences’ Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) cured high rates of people with genotype 1 or 3 of hepatitis C in a small trial:

http://www.hepmag.com/articles/grazoprevir_elbasvir_Sovaldi_2501_27160.shtml
 
A brief overview: Among non-cirrhotic people with genotype 1 of HCV, 33% were cured with *4 weeks* of treatment, as did 87% of those treated for 6 weeks. Among people with cirrhosis, 80% were cured in 6 weeks, as were 94% after 8 weeks.

Results for genotype 3’s were also great, with 93-100 percent cures in 8-12 weeks of treatment for those without cirrhosis, and 91 percent for those with cirrhosis.

 


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