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Simeprevir Clears FDA, But Tougher Road Lies Ahead

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Unlike HCV competitors Incivek and Victrelis, Janssen’s second-generation protease inhibitor Olysio carries a recommendation for screening to weed out patients with a hepatitis C variant associated with poor response – but the strength of its efficacy and safety should still beat out those drugs. The harder part will be gaining share as patients are opting to wait for even better regimens.

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