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Hepatitis Drug's New Name: Incivek

May 5, 2011

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s hepatitis C drug telaprevir, which won the endorsement last week of an expert panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers, has been given its brand name: Incivek (pronounced in-see-veck). FDA's decision on whether to grant final approval of the drug is expected May 23.

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Adapted from:
Boston Globe
05.04.2011; Robert Weisman

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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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The Fair Pricing Coalition Expresses Dismay at the Price of Merck's Newly Approved Hepatitis C Drug
Ask an Expert About HIV/Hepatitis Coinfection
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