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GIFT-I: '2D' regimen led to high SVR12 rates in genotype 1b

April 27, 2015

VIENNA — Twelve weeks of therapy with ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir was associated with 12-week sustained virologic response rates greater than 90% in a cohort of individuals with genotype 1b HCV, according to data presented at the 2015 International Liver Congress.

Lino Rodrigues, Jr, MD, of Abbvie in the United States, presented findings for 342 Japanese patients treated with the co-formulated ‘2D’ regimen, which included 25 mg ombitasvir, 150 mg paritaprevir and 100 mg ritonavir (Abbvie) every day for 12 weeks. Eligible participants had genotype 1b HCV with or without cirrhosis and Child-Pugh score 6 or less.

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Transparency key to increasing vaccination rates

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HCV RNA in liver explants does not lead to HCV recurrence post-transplant

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NIH launches clinical trial on statin therapy for HIV patients

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The Patient at Risk for HIV Infection

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