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Gilead getting set to win the gold!

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-27/gilead-begins-single-pill-hepatitis-c-study-for-2014-approval.html

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766573 tn?1365170066
Thanks for the link.

9 of 9 cleared the virus in the first study with GS-7977 and Ribavirin yet only 53% people had a similar response in the 2nd study. (???)

Another interesting aspect I never picked up in the past is just how many companies are competing to come up with new generation HCV treatments: A whopping seven: Gilead, Abbott, Bristol-Myers, Squibb, J&J, Merck and Vertex.
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The likely reason for the difference was in the first study (ELECTRON) 44% of of patients had the IL28B CC polymorphism.

The second study (QUANTUM) only had 16 percent of the patients with CC.

Yes, there are many non-interferon drugs in trials. But Gilead GS-7977 is the furthest along in trials. Which is why it is expected to be the first to market.

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From these results and the results they posted in march on the 12 week trial, I am trying to see what all the excitement is about here.
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