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European Union Approves Merck's Hepatitis C Drug Victrelis

July 20, 2011

Merck & Co. said Monday that EU regulators have approved its drug Victrelis (boceprevir). The drug is administered along with standard combination therapy to treat hepatitis C; the approval is for use in treatment-naive patients as well as those who have failed on other regimens. Victrelis now can be marketed in all 27 EU countries. US regulators approved Victrelis on May 13.

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Adapted from:
Associated Press
07.18.2011


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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