Data presented at a conference yesterday suggest AbbVie's all-oral regimen may be more effective than Gilead's at curing the virus in certain patients, but will it confer an edge?
Sovaldi is already approved for most patients with HCV, but its marketer may have earned itself some breathing room against rivals in the next stage of the all-oral hep. C arms race.
Data released at the Boston meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases hints at an upcoming Gilead-Merck brawl.
A 15% increase in sales came on the back of HIV franchise meds Stribild and Complera/Eviplera.
User fees keep the regulator's review process running for some drugs, while others see review dates slip.
Abbott and BMS peeled back the curtain on some impressive clinical trial results, suggesting that Gilead may have some competition in the sprint for an all-oral anti-HCV treatment.