Feb 25, 2006
my question is regarding new treatments to HCV. when do you think we will have a new drug for treating hepatitis c? how long does it take to get the medicine from phase 2 to get to market? thank you very much for your answer melania
| Response from Dr. McGovern
Unfortunately it is difficult to say since anything can go wrong even in later trials. If a side effect pops up, the drug will no longer be developed. This already happened for a powerful HCV drug which was studied a few years ago, which had some cardiac toxicity in animals.
I think we are still at least 3 years away, if not more. However, there are some very exciting drugs in the pipeline....
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