FDA expedites review of Janssen-Medivir's hep C drug simeprevir

05/14/2013 | Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.), The

The FDA granted priority-review status to Janssen Research & Development and Medivir's experimental drug simeprevir as a treatment for genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C. Janssen said the FDA is likely to make a final decision this year. Simeprevir, intended to be taken with pegylated interferon and ribavirin, inhibits the protease enzyme that allows the virus to reproduce itself inside cells.

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