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A combination of Gilead's (GILD +0.6%) Sofosbuvir and Simeprevir, a drug being jointly developed...
A combination of Gilead's (GILD +0.6%) Sofosbuvir and Simeprevir, a drug being jointly developed by Medivir (MVRBF.PK) and Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) Janssen unit, eliminates hepatitis C in all 80 patients in a Phase IIa study. The patients had failed to respond to other treatments. "We went for the most difficult to cure, with the idea if we could show good efficacy there, it could be assumed the regimen could be efficacious in other patient populations," says Gaston Picchio of Medivir partner J&J (JNJ +0.5%). (PR)