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The Majority of Surveyed Primary Care Physicians Expect to Refer HCV Patients to a Specialist for Care, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group
BURLINGTON, Mass., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that less than one-third of surveyed primary care physicians (PCPs) are familiar with the first-generation hepatitis C virus (HCV) protease inhibitors, Vertex's Incivek and Merck's Victrelis, despite the fact that these direct acting antivirals have been marketed in the U.S. since 2011. Furthermore, approximately three-quarters of surveyed PCPs are unaware that Janssen/Medivir's Olysio and Gilead's Sovaldi recently received FDA approval for the treatment of HCV infections, highlighting an opportunity for drug marketers to increase their prescriber pool by raising awareness of the current HCV treatment options among PCPs.
Other key findings from the U.S. Physician and Payer Forum report entitled: Primary Care Physicians in an Interferon-Free World: How Will the Availability of Safer and More Effective Oral Therapies Impact the Role of PCPs in Treating HCV Patients?:
Comments from Decision Resources Group Analyst Hannah E. Cummings, Ph.D.:
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