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New Data Suggests Interferon-Free Therapy Around the Corner for HCV Patients
Date:4/19/2012

men of BI201335, BI207127 and RBV achieved 60% SVR12 after 16 weeks of treatment and up to 70% SVR4 after treatment with a lower BI207127 dose (600mg BID) for 28 weeks.


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  • Pawlotsky J-M, et al 'ALISPORIVIR plus RIBAVIRIN is highly effective as INTERFERON-FREE or INTERFERON-ADD-ON regimen in previously untreated HCV-GT2 or GT3 patients: SVR12 results from VITAL-1 phase 2b study' and the related abstract Alberti A, et al 'ALISPORIVIR (ALV) plus PEG-INTERFERON/RIBAVIRIN (PR) in HCV G1 treatment-experienced patients achieves primary endpoint with superior efficacy at treatment week 12 compared to retreatment with PR'.
  • In Pawlotsky J-M, et al, 88% of treatment-naïve HCV GT2 or 3 patients achieved SVR 12 after treatment with Alisporivir and RBV. In Alberti A, et al, 70% of null non-responders achieved cEVR when treated with Alisporivir, IFN and RBV.

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  • Sulkowski M, et al 'Potent viral suppression with all-oral combination of DACLATASVIR (ns5a inhibitor) and GS-7977 (ns5b inhibitor), +/-RIBAVIRIN, in treatment-naïve patients with chronic HCV GT1, 2, or 3'
  • Treatment-naïve HCV GT1, 2, and 3 patients given an IFN- and RBV-free once-daily combination of DACLATASVIR and GS-7977 for 24 weeks achieved high rates of early virologic response (HCV RNA detectable at week 4 but undetectable at week 12   EVR) by mITT analysis: 97% EVR in GT1, 90% in GT2 and 3.

The combination of PegIFN-α and ribavirin (RBV) is the current standard of care for chronic HCV[7], but is associated with a number of side effects - including flu-like symptoms, psychiatric manifestations, autoimmune reactions, and hematologic toxicities.[8],[9] Between 20-40% of patients require a dose reduction or temporary interruption in their PegIFN-α and r
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