Gilead Sciences, Inc. Release: European CHMP Issues Positive Opinion for Viread(R) for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B

FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) has issued a positive opinion on the company’s application to extend the indication for Viread® (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) to include the treatment of chronic hepatitis B in adults. The application, known as a Type II variation, was submitted to European regulatory authorities in October 2007.

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