Phase I Clinical Trial for Hepatitis C Drug Starts: ACH-3422
Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced the company has begun dosing ACH-3422, a uridine-analog nucleotide polymerase inhibitor, for seven days in patients with genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C viral infection (HCV) in its ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial. Proof-of-concept results from this trial are expected to be reported during the fall of 2014. Furthermore, Achillion announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has removed the clinical hold on sovaprevir, an NS3/4A protease inhibitor, to permit the conduct of trials in patients with HCV. Sovaprevir doses of 200 mg once daily, the previously evaluated dose that was well-tolerated with clinical activity in two completed Phase 2 studies, may be used in additional therapeutic clinical trials.
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