Simeprevir & sofosbuvir demonstrates good early cure rate with or without ribavirin

Simeprevir & sofosbuvir demonstrates good early cure rate with or without ribavirin

Liz Highleyman

 
An all-oral combination of simeprevir plus sofosbuvir, with or without ribavirin, led to an early cure for most hard-to-treat prior null responders with genotype 1 hepatitis C studied in the phase 2a COSMOS trial, according to a presentation last week at the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013) in Atlanta.

The advent of direct-acting antiviral agents has brought about a new era of treatment for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Several new drug candidates have been shown to increase effectiveness when added to pegylated interferon and ribavirin, but many people with hepatitis C and their clinicians are awaiting regimens that omit interferon and its difficult side-effects.

Eric Lawitz from Alamo Medical Research in Texas presented interim findings from an open-label, exploratory phase 2a study looking at all-oral regimens containing simeprevir (formerly TMC435), a NS3/4A protease inhibitor being jointly developed by Janssen and Medivir, plus Gilead Sciences' NS5B polymerase inhibitor sofosbuvir (formerly GS-7977), with or without ribavirin.

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View abstract 155LB on the conference website.

A webcast of the session in which this research was presented, Advances in ARV and Anti-Hepatitis C Virus Therapy, is available on the conference website.

 

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