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Merck's Write-Down Of Phase II Nuc Illustrates Current Reality In HCV

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While a dwindling patient base and pricing pressures are depleting the market opportunity in hepatitis C, Merck's decision also may result from regulatory dialogue potentially delaying the start of a Phase III study.

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