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Stock Takes 18% Hit Based on Confusion

Potential M&A Target Achillion Clarifies Positive HCV Data

By Karen Pihl-Carey
BioWorld Today Contributing Writer

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Following a weekend poster presentation that confused some investors, Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. clarified on Monday that all patients who completed a 24-week regimen involving its hepatitis C virus (HCV) drug ACH-1625 had undetectable levels of HCV RNA – yet the company's stock continued a downward slide throughout the day.

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