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  • adj. Of or pertaining to virology


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  • Vertex submitted two main studies to the FDA in support of Incivek, showing that more patients responded to treatment by achieving a so-called sustained virologic response—essentially a cure—and in a shorter period of time than current hepatitis C therapy.

    Hepatitis C Drug Approved

  • One study involving boceprevir found that 66% of patients receiving that drug, together with pegylated interferon and ribavirin, had a sustained virologic response, compared with 38% who received the current, standard therapy of just pegylated interferon and ribavirin.

    FDA Panel Backs Merck Hepatitis C Drug

  • Debra Birkrant , the director of FDA's antiviral-drugs division, said the products appear to increase sustained virologic response rates, essentially the cure rate, "to more than 30% above what we have today."

    FDA Panel Backs Merck Hepatitis C Drug

  • Broadly, two studies submitted to the FDA in support of boceprevir showed more patients responded to treatment by achieving a so-called sustained virologic response.

    Hepatitis C Drugs Await FDA Approval

  • The addition of boceprevir to peginterferon-ribavirin resulted in significantly higher rates of sustained virologic response in previously treated patients with chronic HCV hepatitis C genotype 1 infection, as compared with peginterferon-ribavirin alone, the authors concluded.

    New drug may boost hepatitis C treatment

  • The primary goal was to measure "sustained virologic response," or SVR, which means undetectable virus levels 24 weeks after the end of treatment.

    Corporate Watch

  • The board stopped the high viral-load Epzicom arm and in a press release said it was due to high virologic failure.

    Patient Investor: Interview With Tony Yao

  • "Only 38% of patients in the viramidine treatment arm achieved sustained virologic response, compared to 52% patients in the ribavirin treatment control arm," wrote analyst Andrew McDonald.

    Valeant Plunges On Disappointing Trial Data

  • "Our primary concern with VX-950 has been that 12 weeks of dosing may generate a less than optimal sustained virologic response rate."

    Vertex May Have Removed Major Risk Factor

  • A number of studies have shown that although some people may not appear to benefit from interferon treatment with a favorable biochemical and virologic response (that is, the ALT level did not normalize, and there continues to be a detectable level of virus in the blood on the RNA test), the liver cells actually look healthier histologically (that is, when examined under the microscope).



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