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    1. FDA Warns of Mixing Heart Drug, Hep C Meds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A potentially life-threatening slowing of the heart can occur when the common heart drug amiodarone is taken with new hepatitis C medications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. The dangerous slowing of the h

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    2. Hep C and Supplements: Help or Hurt?

      Dietary and herbal supplements can't cure hepatitis C, but many people take them to try to ease their symptoms or get relief from the side effects of treatment. Do they work? For most of these products, scientists don’t have a firm answer. But even though powerful new drugs can cure hep C, there sti

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    3. Hepatitis C Drugs Will 'Strain Budgets': Study

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New hepatitis C drugs promise cure rates above 90 percent, but could prove to be budget-busters for public and private health insurers, a new analysis finds. Recently approved drugs for chronic hepatitis C have been heralded

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    4. Hep C Shows Need for Hospital Infection Control

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two cases of hepatitis C infection that occurred during routine surgeries highlight the need for hospitals to tighten infection control to prevent more transmissions, officials said Friday. In one case, two New Jersey pa

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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