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A Win for Liver Transplant Patients with Hepatitis C

November 25, 2014

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AbbVie’s Hepatitis C drug recently cured 97% patients in a transplant study.

Europe gives green light to AbbVie hepatitis C drugs, others

(Reuters) – European regulators recommended approval for two drugs made by AbbVie to treat hepatitis C, both of which belong to a new generation of medicines that have proved effective in treating a condition that is the most common cause of liver transplants in Europe.

Dasabuvir, known commercially as Exviera, and a combination therapy called Viekirax, gave physicians additional treatment options with high cure rates, the European Medicines Agency said on Friday.

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  • bruce59

    existing Anemia and Hep C3a

  • bruce59

    I have been told that I have Anemia pretty bad and now the doctors will not start treatment. I have 3a geno so they say that I must have the Ribavirin to go along with Harvoni for a min of 24 weeks but they have suddenly stopped contact with me for some unknown reason. They simply said that I am badly Anemic and they just don’t know what to do.
    Does that sound right ?? I would think that pre existing Anemia is a common problem with some one who has had the virus for over 20 years.
    Oddly enough they tried to put me on the sovaldi and Ribavirin last September but I elected to wait for the much more effective Harvoni drug that got much better results than the Sovaldi at 65% or less for type 3a that was coming in October and was supposed to be coming at a lower price.
    Does anyone think am I being targeted for non treatment or is it just my imagination ??
    My last visit I was told that I would get a call in less than one week, that was three weeks ago. I called them three days ago and was told they did not know what was going on and again promised to call in 48 hrs at the most with some answers and yet it has been 72 hrs and counting.
    Is there something I can do to find out what is really going on ????
    I have been seeking treatment for 1 1/2 years this time. I did try interferon and Ribavirin in the late 90s without success.
    Any advice or knowledge about any of this would surely be welcome.

    • Quetzal

      Your genotype rating is something I don’t know much about because I have existed in genotype 1 only. But my doctor on liver treatment (Who is excellent at his profession) has stated that they can only work with genotype 1 patients and since that included me, I didn’t pursue the matter further. The drug maker of Harvoni (which I am presently taking) has probably set those limits on the effectiveness of the medication. I can report personally that the side effects from Harvoni are very minor, almost nonexistent. That was not the case with the trial study group that I was in about the first of 2009 since they could only go the Interferon/ribavirin route. I made it eight months of that program before I resigned from the study because of side effects that were overriding all the progress that could be expected. I shortly thereafter reverted to high viral loads in lab tests.
      I do sense that you need to go to another medical facility and wave goodbye to the poor customer service and ineffective communication attempts. They are probably not going to change their business model to suit your needs.

    • suze3300

      I recently completed the Sovaldi-Olisio cure and so far it WORKED !!Can’t jump up and down yet till 6 mo. The meds were very good and the only side effect was tiredness and nausea-but it beat the old peg inter by a thousand miles-that’s why I had to have a liver transplant. Try getting a new Dr. or treat the anemia at a blood specialist-I had to do that too. I,m in New York and have good doctors. If you’re in the area, I’ll give you names of good people-you have to be your own doctor with this-do homework and keep asking questions. Good luck to you. Soon there will be more drugs with shorter therapies.