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Britain Acknowledges Boceprevir As Giant Step Forward

March 12, 2012

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Britain’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence officially recognizes that boceprevir’s addition to the previous Hepatitis C treatment protocol dramatically improves this illness’s cure rate.

Hepatitis C drug is ‘a step change’

A new drug to combat hepatitis C, hailed as the biggest step forward in the fight against the disease for a decade, is likely to be approved for use on the NHS.

By Stephen Adams, Medical Correspondent

6:45AM GMT 09 Mar 2012

Boceprevir, which can clear the most common form of the hepatitis C virus from up to 70 per cent of patients, has been recommended for prescription by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice).

Tens of thousands of patients could benefit if Nice confirms the final draft guidance that it has issued today, as is expected.

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