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  1. New Oral Hepatitis C Drugs: FAQ

    Dec. 9, 2013 -- Experts call two new drugs for hepatitis C ''game changers" that they expect will dramatically improve treatment for many of the 3 million Americans with a chronic infection. Hepatitis C can lead to liver failure. Both new pills -- Olysio (simeprevir) and Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) -- work

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  2. New Treatment for Hepatitis C Infection Approved

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for chronic hepatitis C infection that some experts hope will cut down on side effects from current therapies. Hepatitis C infection triggers an inflammation of

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  3. Experimental Hepatitis C Drug Shows Promise

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A new combination pill could provide hope for hepatitis C patients who can't take or don't respond to currently available treatments, researchers say. The pill combines two investigational drugs, sofosbuvir and ledipasvir, and

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  4. Study Questions Discovery of 'New' Hepatitis Virus

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- A reported discovery earlier this year of a new hepatitis virus was a false alarm, and the "virus" was actually a contaminant present in a type of glassware used in many research laboratories, a new study contends. The finding

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  5. Hep B Vaccination May Cut Deaths From Liver Disease

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Taiwanese researchers report a 90 percent reduction in deaths from complications of hepatitis B since the country began its infant vaccination program in 1984. Vaccinations have also decreased the spread of hepatitis B, which

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  6. New Drug Combo Helps Hard-to-Treat Hepatitis C

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Combining an old drug with an experimental one may cure many cases of hard-to-treat hepatitis C -- without the harsh side effects of the standard regimen, a U.S. government study finds. Experts said the study, reported in the Aug.

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  7. More Drugs Show Promise in Fighting Hepatitis C

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug duo may cure some cases of the liver disease hepatitis C, without the severe side effects of standard therapy, a new clinical trial suggests. The study, of 362 people with chronic hepatitis C, found that the

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  8. Screen All Baby Boomers for Hepatitis C: Experts

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- All adults born between 1945 and 1965 -- the baby boom generation -- should be screened for the hepatitis C virus along with injection-drug users and anyone transfused before 1992, according to new recommendations from the U.S

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  9. CDC: 87 Now Sickened in Hepatitis A Outbreak Tied to Frozen Berry Mix

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people sickened in a hepatitis A outbreak that may be tied to a frozen berry/pomegranate mix now stands at 87, U.S. health officials said Tuesday. As of June 10, cases had been reported in eight states: Arizona, C

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  10. Frozen Berry Mix Linked to Hepatitis A Outbreak

    A frozen berry and pomegranate seed mix sold by Costco has been linked to an outbreak of acute hepatitis A that has sickened at least 30 people in Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and California, federal health officials say. The first victims became ill on April 29 and the most recent case was

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