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FDA Fast Tracks AbbVie Hepatitis C Drug

May 8, 2013

According to AbbVie, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given its new hepatitis C drug regimen a breakthrough therapy designation, which will speed up its potential approval in the United States. The FDA's designation stems from clinical trial results, which have shown a high response rate to the combination therapy in which patients receive 12–24 weeks of treatment with nearly one year of post-treatment follow-up.

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Adapted from:
Chicago Tribune
05.06.2013; Samantha Bomkamp

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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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