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  1. FDA Approves New Hepatitis C Combo Treatment

    Aug. 9, 2001 (Washington) -- The 4 million hepatitis C patients in the U.S. now have another weapon in their arsenal to combat the liver-attacking disease. The FDA recently approved the combination of two drugs that are already available by themselves as treatments for hepatitis C: PEG-Intron and Re

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  2. New Test Will Make Hepatitis C Diagnosis Easier

    July 9, 2001 -- The FDA has approved a new high-tech test aimed at making it easier to diagnose the virus that is the No. 1 cause of liver transplants in the U.S. Makers of the new test say that it can pinpoint those who are most likely to develop life-threatening complications of hepatitis C. Publi

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  3. Second New Interferon Drug Combo Cures Hepatitis C

    May 22, 2001 (Atlanta) -- Cure is not a word used lightly by doctors, researchers, or patients. But here at the Digestive Disease Week conference, the word is being used in connection with two combination therapies for hepatitis C. Last fall, there was a report that a more active, once-weekly form o

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  4. Longer-Acting Drug Approved for Hepatitis C

    Jan. 31, 2001 -- "If you heard about the cure being worse than the disease, that's the way it feels," says Barb, a 50-year-old nurse in Cleveland, who is struggling with the simple act of bringing a cup of herbal tea to her lips. Barb is in the fourth week of treatment for hepatitis C, and she has a

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  5. FDA Approves Long-Acting Treatment for Hepatitis C

    Jan. 22, 2001 (Washington) -- Federal health regulators on Monday approved the first long-acting treatment for the liver infection hepatitis C, offering at least some patients the option of an easier treatment regimen. This means that patients with persistent, or chronic, infection can now have a on

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  6. Combined Drug Therapy May Be Required to Treat Hepatitis C

    Jan. 9, 2001 -- Treating infection with the hepatitis C virus is a major challenge of the medical community. Often, one round of therapy is not enough to rid the body of the virus. A recent medical review now demonstrates that those who did not respond to a first round of treatment in the past may b

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  7. New Drug May Help Fight Hepatitis C

    Dec. 6, 2000 -- A newly-developed form of interferon -- the gold standard for treating hepatitis C infection -- may offer hope for the nearly three million U.S. patients suffering from the chronic, potentially liver-destroying disease. Researchers have found that by attaching a specialized molecule

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  8. New Hepatitis C Treatment Looks Promising.

    Dec. 6, 2000 -- A newly-developed form of interferon -- the gold standard for treating hepatitis C infection -- may offer hope for the nearly three million U.S. patients suffering from the chronic, potentially liver-destroying disease. Researchers have found that by attaching a specialized molecule

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  9. New Hepatitis C Treatment Looks Promising

    Dec. 6, 2000 -- A newly-developed form of interferon -- the gold standard for treating hepatitis C infection -- may offer hope for the nearly three million U.S. patients suffering from the chronic, potentially liver-destroying disease.   Researchers have found that by attaching a specialized molecul

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  10. Incidence of Liver Cancer Expected to Climb as Hepatitis C Progresses

    Death, according to the experts, will come from the progression of the disease, first to cirrhosis, a severe disease of the liver that prevents normal functioning and body metabolism, and then to liver cancer, known in the medical world as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Either one of these progress

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