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Merck Announces Presentation of Phase 3 Results of Investigational Elbasvir/Grazoprevir in People with Chronic Hepatitis C Genotypes 1, 4 or 6 Infection Who Inject Drugs and Are on Opioid Agonist Therapy


Merck (NYSE: MRK)
announced Saturday, the presentation of results from the company's Phase 3 C-EDGE
CO-STAR clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of the
investigational once-daily tablet elbasvir/grazoprevir1
(50mg/100mg) in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes
(GT) 1, 4 or 6 infection who inject drugs and are receiving opioid
agonist therapy (OAT). Ninety-five percent (189/198) of patients treated
with elbasvir/grazoprevir for 12 weeks in the pre-specified primary
efficacy analysis population achieved sustained virologic response 12
weeks after the completion of treatment (SVR12, considered virologic
cure). Adherence to treatment was high, with 97 percent of patients
taking at least 95 percent of their study medication over the 12 weeks

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