Hepatitis C: commitment to a cure

NIAMH LOUISE MARRIOTT | July 28, 2016

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In previous years, the diagnosis would be a death sentence – Hepatitis C. However, new treatments are constantly being discovered and with a wealth of antiviral medication available on the market, is a cure just around the corner. Ealier this week, AbbVie announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved their Hep C drug, Viekira XR (dasabuvir, ombitasvir, paritaprevir and ritonavir), for the treatment of patients with chronic genotype 1 (GT1) hepatitis.

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