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New Hepatitis C Treatment Boasts Over 90% Cure Rate

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April 12, 2014
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Scientists say a new treatment for hepatitis C could potentially cure the millions of people who are battling the infection. Video provided by Newsy


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TheStreet (July 21, 2014) — New research shows Gilead Science's drug Sovaldi helps in curing hepatitis C in those who suffer from HIV. In a medical study, the combination of Gilead's Hep C drug with anti-viral drug Ribavirin cured 76% of HIV-positive patients suffering from the most common hepatitis C strain. Hepatitis C and related complications have been a top cause of death in HIV-positive patients. Typical medication used to treat the disease, including interferon proteins, tended to react badly with HIV drugs. However, Sovaldi's %1,000-a-pill price tag could limit the number of patients able to access the treatment. TheStreet's Keris Lahiff reports from New York. Video provided by TheStreet
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Curing Hepatitis C

Curing Hepatitis C

Ivanhoe (Sep. 12, 2013) — Hepatitis C affects more than four-million people. The deadly disease can lead to liver cancer. Now there is a new era of drugs that could cure the disease, without side effects.
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New Hepatitis Treatment With Old Drug Could Help Patients

New Hepatitis Treatment With Old Drug Could Help Patients

Newsy (Aug. 28, 2013) — Hepatitis C can be hard to treat, but a new treatment that combines an old drug with a new one could be an answer.
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FDA Approves Groundbreaking Hepatitis C Treatment

FDA Approves Groundbreaking Hepatitis C Treatment

Newsy (Dec. 7, 2013) — Friday the FDA approved a new hepatitis C treatment that cured 90 percent of patients during trials.
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