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  1. Many With Hep C Missing Out on Treatment

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Jan. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many hepatitis C patients get "lost" in the U.S. health care system, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at data from about 13,600 people in Philadelphia who tested positive for hepatitis C virus between January 2010

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  2. FDA Approves Combo Hepatitis C Treatment

    Dec. 22, 2014 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new combination treatment for people with chronic hepatitis C virus infection, which can lead to advanced liver disease without treatment. The drug, Viekira Pak, includes a pill containing three antiviral drugs (ombitasvir,

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  3. Drugs Cure Hep C in Most Liver Transplant Patients

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug regimen is producing high cure rates in small groups of liver transplant patients with hepatitis C, researchers report. The study's results are a "landmark achievement," said study first author Dr. Paul Kwo, pro

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  4. Hepatitis C Treatments on the Horizon

    In October, the FDA approved a drug that can cure hepatitis C quicker than ever before -- and with fewer side effects. Plus, more effective drugs are on the horizon. “A number of companies are trying to develop other drugs with greater ease of administration and cost,” says Thomas D. Boyer, MD. He's

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  5. Can Hepatitis C Be Cured?

    New drugs are making big improvements in the way you get treated for hepatitis C. More and more, the goal of a "cure" is now in reach. As treatments get better, nearly everyone with hep C may be able to look forward to a disease-free future. The goal of your treatment is to get rid of the hepatitis

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  6. What to Expect When You Have Hepatitis C

    If you’ve just found out you have hepatitis C, you have a lot of questions. If you’re like most people with this condition, you probably never knew you had it until now. You’re not alone. Hepatitis C isn’t rare in the U.S., especially among baby boomers -- people born between 1945 and 1965. People t

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  7. Medications for Hepatitis C

    Big changes are under way in the treatment of hepatitis C. New medicines have fewer side effects, and they raise your odds of beating the disease. Three new drugs are quickly becoming the standard for treating hepatitis C: Simeprevir (Olysio) Sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) Ledipasvir-sofosbuvir (Harvoni) Sime

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  8. 7 Self-Care Tips to Manage Hepatitis C

    Along with taking your medicine, you can make some simple lifestyle changes to manage your hepatitis C. These tips can help you look and feel better. When it comes to diet, follow the same advice that's good for everyone: Eat well-rounded meals. "I recommend to my patients a good, healthy diet, simi

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  9. Vaccine for Hepatitis C Inches Closer to Reality

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An initial study suggests that a potential vaccine against hepatitis C, a liver disease that affects at least 130 million people worldwide, is safe in people. The newly released findings are good news, said study co-auth

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  10. Hep C Combo Pill May Cure Those Who Can Afford It

    Oct. 10, 2014 -- The FDA on Friday approved the first combination pill to treat hepatitis C. The medication is so powerful it cures the disease for nearly all who take it. The once-daily pill, called Harvoni, is a combination of the already approved drug sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) and a new drug called le

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