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Merck’s HCV Combo Will Test FDA’s ‘Breakthrough’ Rescission Process

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Agency cites availability of other recently approved therapies in notifying Merck of intent to rescind the designation for grazoprevir/elbasvir in hepatitis C. Sponsor will seek a meeting with FDA to make its case for retaining breakthrough status.

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