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Harvoni in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection in Korea

2016-11-02 07:53:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The primary objective of this post-marketing surveillance study is to collect and assess data related to the safety and effectiveness of Harvoni® (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir (LDV/SOF)) treatment regimen, per the approved Korea prescribing information for Harvoni, in routine clinical practice in Korea and to report the results to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS). Patients will be treated as part of routine practice at Korean healthcare centers by accredited physicians.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Hepatitis C Virus

Intervention

LDV/SOF

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Gilead Sciences

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-11-02T07:53:22-0400

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