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2012-11-12 08:26:46

BOSTON, MA, Nov. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Merck announced interim results from a Phase II, multi-center, randomized, dose-ranging study (n=332) assessing the safety and antiviral activity of MK-5172, an investigational, once-daily, oral NS3/4A protease inhibitor for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection in combination therapy in treatment-naïve patients. These data will be presented this week at The American Association for the Study of Liver...

2012-11-10 08:21:45

BOSTON, MA, Nov. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Merck announced interim results from a Phase II, multi-center, randomized, dose-ranging study (n=332) assessing the safety and antiviral activity of MK-5172, an investigational, once-daily, oral NS3/4A protease inhibitor for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection in combination therapy in treatment-naïve patients. These data will be presented this week at The American Association for the Study of Liver...

2012-07-31 02:27:30

SAN DIEGO, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: AEMD), the pioneer in developing selective therapeutic filtration devices to address infectious disease, cancer and other life-threatening conditions, reported today that the two most recent hepatitis c (HCV) infected patients to receive Hemopurifier® therapy in combination with peginterferon+ribavirin (PR) drug therapy achieved undetectable viral load at day-7, which represents a significant clinical milestone in HCV...

2012-07-11 05:58:34

Epidemiologists have determined that levels of hepatitis C virus (HCV) found among injection drug users (IDUs) were higher in individuals who are male or African American even after differences in other factors were considered. The study, which was funded by the National Cancer Institute and performed with collaborators from the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center and the University of California - San Francisco, was the first to simultaneously examine the association of...

2012-04-19 19:59:25

New data presented at the International Liver Congress 2012 shows consolidation of the interferon-free (IFN) revolution in HCV treatment. The much anticipated data from a number of clinical trials confirm that combinations of antivirals offer the hope of shorter, more effective treatment with fewer side effects. The following new studies cover the treatment of HCV patients with genotypes (GT) 1, 2 or 3, who were administered ribavirin (RBV) - without IFN - and either one or two other...

2012-04-19 19:55:06

Additional data provides hope for HCV non-responders New data from a number of clinical trials presented for the first time at the International Liver Congress 2012 provides hope for previously difficult to treat hepatitis C (HCV) patient populations. In the first multicentric study of the efficacy and safety of the protease inhibitors (PI) Boceprevir or Telaprevir in patients with severe HCV genotype 1 (GT1) recurrence after liver transplantation, results show that 57% of patients...

2012-02-07 07:15:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: AEMD), the pioneer in developing selective therapeutic filtration devices to address infectious disease, cancer and other life-threatening conditions, announced today that a presentation of the Aethlon Hemopurifier® to treat Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and other infectious disease conditions will occur at the upcoming 32(nd) Annual Dialysis Conference to be held on February 26-28 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention...

2012-02-01 06:33:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: AEMD), the pioneer in developing selective therapeutic filtration devices to address infectious disease, cancer and other life-threatening conditions, reported today that the administration of Hemopurifier® therapy during the first three days of standard of care peginterferon+ribavirin (PR) drug therapy has demonstrated both immediate and rapid virologic responses in genotype-1 infected HCV patients. An immediate...

2011-05-18 11:30:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market its RealTime PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test for measuring the viral load of hepatitis C (HCV), the leading cause of liver cancer in the United States. The Abbott RealTime HCV assay, developed for use on the Abbott m2000 system, is intended for use as an aid in the management of HCV-infected patients undergoing...

2011-05-14 13:20:00

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., May 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck (NYSE: MRK) (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved VICTRELIS(TM) (boceprevir), the company's innovative new medicine for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C (CHC). VICTRELIS is approved for the treatment of CHC genotype 1 infection, in combination with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin, in adult patients (18 years of age and older) with...