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Hepatitis C Drug Increases Cure

New Drug Plus Standard Treatment Improves Outcome

The New York Times reports that a Phase 3 clinical trial for a new drug called telaprevir to treat hepatitis C cures 75 percent of those on a twelve week regimen followed by the standard treatment. Seventy percent of those cured saw results in six months. Hepatitis C virus causes inflammation of the liver and approximately 170 million people around the world are infected. The standard treatment is alpha interferon and ribavirin. Telaprevir works by inhibiting an enzyme the virus makes. The two main side effects are rash and anemia. National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable Lorren Sandt said “the community hopes that if telaprevir is approved by the F.D.A. that it will be accessible and affordable to everyone.” Telaprevir is manufactured by Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

More at New York Times | Posted 7 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Tags: Hepatitis C, Hepatitis C Virus, Hepatitis C Cure, Telapravir, Alpha Interferon, Ribavirin, Hepatitis C Treatment

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Frank Malone commenter Frank Malone at 6:33 am on August 7, 2012

How does it look for FDA approval for telaprevir and is approval in the near future? Thank You.

Nancy Miller commenter Nancy Miller at 9:03 am on February 27, 2017

I was once a HEPATITIS patient and I was directed to Dr. Iyabiye by a friend for cure, I contacted him and got treated and cured by Dr. Iyabiye after my encounter with him. Contact him if you are a hepatitis patient through email: iyabiyehealinghome@gmail.com or Tel: +2348072229413

Nancy Miller commenter Nancy Miller at 11:20 pm on February 27, 2017

I was once a HEPATITIS patient and I was directed to Dr. Iyabiye by a friend for cure, I contacted him and got treated and cured by Dr. Iyabiye after my encounter with him. Contact him if you are a hepatitis patient through email: iyabiyehealinghome@gmail.com or Tel: +2348072229413

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