AbbVie Inc (ABBV) Awaits NDA Approval For Hepatitis C Treatment

| December 21, 2016

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A New Drug Application (NDA) by AbbVie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) that will be used for the treatment of Hepatitis C is at the mercy the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Glecaprevir/pibrentasvir (G/P), which will be in direct competition with another treatment from Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD), has been submitted for an investigational pan-genotypic regimen.

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Torrent Pharma, with a market cap of over Rs. 20,000 cr, is a flagship company of the Torrent Group. It is ranked among the top pharma companies of India. It is a dominant player in the therapeutic areas of cardiovascular (CV) and central nervous system (CNS) and has achieved significant presence in gastro-intestinal, diabetology, anti-infective and pain management segments.

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