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Merck's Victrelis is NICEr than peginterferon alfa and ribavirin

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Merck & Co's hepatitis C drug, Victrelis (boceprevir) offers a "major benefit" for hepatitis C patients, compared to current treatment with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin alone, says NICE, the health technology appraisal institute for England and Wales. The institute has fast-tracked the appraisal process and issued final draft guidance recommending the drug without first issuing preliminary draft recommendations.






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