Simple, Short HCV Regimen Has High Cure Rate

April 12, 2014 8:01 PM

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Simple, Short HCV Regimen Has High Cure Rate

LONDON -- A single pill once a day for 8 weeks is enough to cure more than 90% of hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients with relatively uncomplicated disease, a researcher said.

In a large phase III open-label trial, 94% of patients with HCV genotype 1 and no cirrhosis were able to clear the virus after just 8 weeks of sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) and ledipasvir co-formulated in a single once-daily pill, according to Kris Kowdley, MD, of Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle.

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