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HCV protease field hots up as Vertex completes US NDA submission for telaprevir

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Executive Summary

Vertex Pharmaceuticals has completed its rolling NDA submission for US regulators on its investigational protease inhibitor, telaprevir, as a treatment for people with hepatitis C, and it now seeks an expedited review – in part based on results showing that the new drug could cut the current standard treatment time in half for a large number of patients.


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