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Merck's Victrelis still lags Incivek despite improvement in Europe

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Merck & Co's Victrelis has upped its market share in the battle of the protease inhibitors, but it still lags a long way behind Vertex Pharmaceuticals/Janssen's Incivek/Incivo. Victrelis (boceprevir) has grown its share to over 40% in the US (compared with around 25% in autumn last year) and even exceeded 50% in some markets, including France, Germany, Canada, Norway and Denmark, according to Merck's head of global human health, Adam Schechter.

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