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Gilead hep-C drug passes test

The biotech drugmaker said a third-stage test of its hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir met expectations, with 78% of participating patients showing no signs of the disease 3 months after completing treatment. Gilead Science (GILD) also said the European Commission approved two new indications for its drug Viread: to treat HIV-1infection in children and adolescents, and for chronic hepatitis B in adolescents. Shares fell 1%