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Randomised controlled trial
Sofosbuvir with ribavirin is safe and effective in hepatitis C genotype 1 with unfavourable pretreatment characteristics
  1. McKenzie C Ferguson
  1. Department of Pharmacy Practice, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois, USA
  1. Correspondence to : Dr McKenzie C Ferguson, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Southern Illinois University, 220 University Park Drive, Box 2000, Edwardsville, IL 62026, USA; mcfergu{at}

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Treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) has improved with new direct-acting antiviral therapies, resulting in improved sustained virological response (SVR) rates, as compared with the treatment with pegylated interferon and ribavirin (RBV).1 ,2 Despite these improvements, direct-acting agents have been linked to resistance when used without interferon therapy. The guidelines recommend their use in combination with peginterferon α and RBV as optimal therapy in HCV genotype 1.1 ,2 However, this addition adds complexity to the medication regimen, potentially causing adverse effects and potential for drug interactions.2 The aim of this phase 2 study …

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