May 25, 2010
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Exciting news was released today about the phase III studies of telaprevir combination therapy.

The top-line results released list a 75% SVR in the group that recieved 12 weeks of telaprevir/ Pegasys/ribavirin (triple combo) followed by 12 weeks of Pegasys/ribavirin (without telaprevir) vs. a 44% SVR in the group that was treated for 48 weeks with Pegasys/ribavirin (without telaprevir).

In another arm of the trial, people who recieved just 8 weeks of triple therapy followed by Pegasys/ribavirin achieved an SVR of 69%.

See Vertex's press release for more information.

We have also posted the Hepatitis Journal Review, our Weekly News Review, the Top 10 Downloads of the Month for the HBV Advocate and HCV Advocate Web sites and updated our Guide to Hepatitis B.





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Alan Franciscus
Executive Director, Hepatitis C Support Project
Editor-in-Chief, HCV Advocate
Editor-in-Chief, HBV Advocate


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