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Human Genome Sciences Announces Presentation at AASLD of Results of Phase 2b Trial of Albuferon(R) for Chronic Hepatitis C
Date:11/5/2007

- Albuferon requires half as many injections as standard therapy, and demonstrated at least comparable efficacy, comparable safety and less

impairment of quality of life on treatment - - Final results of Phase 2b trial of Albuferon in treatment-naive hepatitis C patients presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for

the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) -

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI) today announced the final results of a Phase 2b clinical trial of the investigational drug, Albuferon(R) (albinterferon alfa-2b), in combination with ribavirin in treatment-naive patients with genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C. This Phase 2b study demonstrated that, with half as many injections as Pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a), Albuferon was just as effective in achieving sustained virologic response (SVR) - an undetectable amount of virus in the blood at 24 weeks following the end of treatment - with comparable safety and less impairment of health-related quality of life on treatment. Albuferon is administered every two weeks, while peginterferon alfa-2a requires administration every week.

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The final Phase 2b data are being presented this week at the 58th AASLD Annual Meeting in Boston. In two additional press releases also issued by HGS today, the Company announced the full presentations at AASLD of quality-of- life data from the Phase 2b trial, and results from the Phase 2 trial of Albuferon in combination with ribavirin in patients with chronic hepatitis C wh
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