It sounds like it takes so d*** long to get a drug to market, that they get leap-frogged by competition before they can recoup investment!
I see Telaprevir soon being sidelined by even newer drugs (NS5A, etc.). Tough business, even though so lucrative.
99% SVR with Bocep? That must be the SVR rate in the group that attained SVR (with some obscure kind of rounding error). ;-)
Bocep studies have cure rate of 80 to 99%...in the trial 2 studies
Boceprevir did not have 80 - 99% cure. That is absurd! I remember it being the same or slightly better then telaprevir in study data I saw. Please post links that show those results. Please post correct info if you are going to post.
Here is the correct Boceprevir data for anyone interested.
Those taking peginterferon alfa-2b (1.5 μg/kg once weekly) and ribavirin (800 – 1400 mg/daily, dosed by weight) followed by boceprevir (800 mg 3 times a day) achieved an SVR rate of 75%, almost double the nonboceprevir control group’s rate.
you said 80-99%, not 80% . that means you were off 20%. don't try and spin this any different. it was wrong info!