Veteranclaims’s Blog

January 18, 2011

New Hepatitis-C Drugs, Cure Rate of 75%

An FDA decision on this new treatment regiment is expected this Summer, if it approves this treatment then it should be available soon there after.

Full Article at: New hope for hepatitis C, an often hidden disease

“Today’s two-drug treatment for hepatitis C cures only about 40 percent of people with the most common variety of the virus, and causes some grueling side effects. Now major studies show that adding a new drug _either Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ telaprevir or Merck & Co.’s boceprevir — can boost those cure rates as high as 75 percent. And they allow some people to cut treatment time in half, to six months, thus lessening how long they must deal with those side effects.”

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