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Hep C Trial of Gilead-Bristol Combo Had 100% Success for Genotype 1

April 24, 2012

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Treatment naïve patients with Hepatitis C genotype 1 boasted a 100 percent success rate when given Gilead’s GS-7977 and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s daclatasvir.

Gilead, Bristol hepatitis C drugs show promise in clinical trial

Published April 19, 2012

Reuters

A combination of experimental hepatitis C drugs from Gilead Sciences Inc and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co showed impressive results in new clinical trial data released on Thursday, helping fuel an 11 percent rise in Gilead shares.

Gilead’s GS-7977, acquired with its $11 billion purchase of Pharmasset, when combined with Bristol’s daclatasvir led to a 100 percent response rate in previously untreated patients with the most common form of hepatitis C, according to interim data from a mid-stage trial presented at a liver disease meeting in Europe.

The results were accomplished without interferon, an injected drug that causes flu-like symptoms and other side effects that often lead patients to discontinue or delay treatment, or ribavirin, an older antiviral drug that is also currently part of all treatment regimens.

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  • John

    They should at least be denied any public funding , support or charity contributions if any.They could save some of us and work the money thing out later instead of sipping champagne while 20,000 a yr in the US alone get primary liver cancer from HCV who will only live 5 yr at most unless they receive a transplant and still may only live 5 yr. and that is the lucky few. Trouble is people just do not know what is going on else they would buy the company and exile those responsible to an island in Antarctica.

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