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AbbVie announces Viekira Pak sales reach nearly $400 million

July 31, 2015

AbbVie announced second quarter financial results and showed Viekira Pak global sales were nearly $400 million, which assisted the company in reaching an overall global sales total of $5 billion, according to a press release from AbbVie.

According to the financial report, global sales were $5.475 billion for the second quarter, which is an 11% increase from the second quarter of 2014. The release states that the total company sales growth was “driven” by Viekira Pak (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir plus dasabuvir, AbbVie) sales, which are currently approved for the treatment of HCV in 47 countries. In the U.S., Viekira Pak earned $227 million in sales and $158 million internationally.

AAFP, ACP join nearly 600 other organizations in support of clinical data transparency

July 31, 2015
The American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians has announced their support of the AllTrials campaign, joining 595 other organizations…
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MERS induces apoptosis in human T cells, offering new therapeutic target

July 31, 2015
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, has the unique ability to both infect T cells and induce apoptosis, which may explain the high pathogenicity…
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Teen Tdap MenACWY HPV vaccine coverage increases nationwide

July 31, 2015
Adolescent Tdap, quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate and HPV vaccination coverage increased in the United States from 2013 to 2014, although HPV vaccination coverage…
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Copayments linked to antibiotic resistance in low-, middle-income countries

July 31, 2015
In low- and middle-income countries, copayments in the public sector were associated with the development of antibiotic resistance, researchers reported. Out-of-pocket…
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The Patient with Acute-Bacterial Skin and Skin-Structure Infections

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VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

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The Patient with Protozoan Illness

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with protozoan illness.
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