Study notes drug resistance to telaprevir in hepatitis C patients

05/6/2010 | Bloomberg

Some hepatitis C patients developed resistance to Vertex Pharmaceuticals' telaprevir after two days of treatment and had to take multidrug cocktails to sustain the medicine's effectiveness, a study showed. Researchers found that telaprevir kills off normal viral particles along with rapidly mutating ones, but resistant mutants are left to multiply.

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