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INGELHEIM, Germany - Monday, December 16th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

Summary: Naturally occurring mutations in the hepatitis C virus (HCV) are common and many lead to reduced efficacy of antiviral treatments. Faldaprevir* has now been shown to be effective even in patients with the common HCV Q80K variant,1 which affects an estimated 700,0002,3,4 patients in the USA alone. Faldaprevir* is being studied in combinations both with and without interferon. The EMA recently granted accelerated assessment for faldaprevir* as part of an interferon-based regimen and a decision on marketing authorisation is anticipated next year.5,6

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Data show that Boehringer Ingelheim’s second-generation protease inhibitor faldaprevir*, when used in combination with pegylated interferon and ribavirin, was effective even with the presence of naturally-occurring mutant variants of the hepatitis C virus (HCV), such as the NS3 Q80K ... Read more »
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