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Low-Cost Generic HCV Drugs Are Safe and Effective

April 25, 2016

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Did you know that generic antiviral drugs for Hepatitis C patients are just as effective as their brand-name versions (Sovaldi, Daklinza and Rebetol)?

Study: Generic hepatitis C drugs as effective as brand names

By HealthDay News

April 17, 2016

Low-cost generic antiviral drugs are as effective and safe as more expensive brand-name drugs in treating people with hepatitis C, researchers report.

In many countries, people don’t have access to a course of brand-name direct-acting antiviral drugs due to the high cost — as much as $94,000 a patient, the researchers explained.

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  • jerry schonfeld

    I amtaking the generic harvoni. I was able to obtain the medication from a buyers club in Australia at a significantly lower cost

    • sandra robb

      Hi Jerry What were your side effects and are they pills or injections? I have been diagnosed with HCV and I am waiting for way forward still in testing stage

      • keith63

        I think any of the new drugs are considered very effective with minimal side effects. I took Harvoni and did not experience any major side effects. I also took Interferonribaviron many months earlier and that was a nightmare.

    • integritygirl

      How would I locate the buyers club you referred to?
      Thanks in Advance!