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Hepatitis C virus cure with direct acting antivirals: Clinical, economic, societal and patient value for China
Qing Xie, Department of Infectious Diseases, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, China
Jian-Wei Xuan, Health Economic Research Institute, School of Pharmacy, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510006, Guangdong Province, China
Hong Tang, Center of Infectious Diseases, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, China
Xiao-Guang Ye, Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou 510260, Guangdong Province, China
Peng Xu, Gilead Sciences Inc, Shanghai 200122, China
I-Heng Lee, Gilead Sciences Inc, Foster City, CA 94404, United States
Shan-Lian Hu, School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China
Shan-Lian Hu, Shanghai Health Development Research Center, Shanghai 200032, China
Author contributions: All authors contributed to this paper with conception and design of the study, literature review and analysis, critical revision and editing, and final approval of the version to be published; all authors agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Xie Q served as adviser, speaker or advisory board member for F Hoffmann-La Roche, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novartis Pharmaceutical, MSD, and Gilead Sciences; Xuan JW has no potential conflicts of interest; Tang H served as adviser, speaker or advisory board member for MSD, La Roche, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novartis Pharmaceutical, and Gilead Sciences; Ye XG served as speaker or adviser for GSK, F Hoffmann-La Roche, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novartis Pharmaceutical, MSD, and Gilead Sciences; Xu P employee of Gilead Sciences. Lee IH employee of Gilead Sciences; Hu SL served as speaker or adviser for Gilead Sciences.
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Corresponding author: Shan-Lian Hu, MD, MSc, Professor, School of Public Health, Fudan University, 130 Dong’an Road, Shanghai 200032, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: December 28, 2018
Peer-review started: December 29, 2018
First decision: March 5, 2019
Revised: April 5, 2019
Accepted: April 19, 2019
Article in press: April 19, 2019
Published online: May 27, 2019