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UNITED STATES: FDA Fast Tracks AbbVie Hepatitis C Drug




 

According to AbbVie, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given its new hepatitis C drug regimen a breakthrough therapy designation, which will speed up its potential approval in the United States. The FDA’s designation stems from clinical trial results, which have shown a high response rate to the combination therapy in which patients receive 12–24 weeks of treatment with nearly one year of post-treatment follow-up.

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Information in this article was accurate in May 8, 2013. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.