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AbbVie In Hot Seat Over HCV Drugs' Serious Liver Injury Risk

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Executive Summary

The US FDA's alert about liver failure and death in patients taking AbbVie Inc.'s hepatitis C fixed-dose combination therapies Viekira Pak and Technivie is a significant setback for a company that already is a distant second in the market behind Gilead Sciences Inc., and the agency's move clears the way for HCV newcomer Merck & Co. Inc.

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