The latest research & treatment news about Hepatitis C infection, diagnosis, symptoms and treatment.

Previous

FREE Educational Webinar: What You Need to Know About HCV

Back to News Homepage

Next

Diet Supplement Tied to Hepatitis

New Hepatitis C Study Cures 90% of Patients

April 11, 2014

Print this page

Learn more about the combination of two anti-viral drugs (daclatasvir and asunaprevir) developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co that has been highly effective and well tolerated among study participants.

Bristol-Myers hepatitis C treatment cures up to 90 percent in new study

Reuters

A combination of two anti-viral drugs developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co cured 90 percent of previously untreated hepatitis C patients and 82 percent of those who failed to respond to prior therapy, according to results from a late stage study presented on Thursday.

The Phase III trial of more than 700 patients called Hallmark-Dual tested a combination of Bristol’s daclatasvir and asunaprevir over 24 weeks of therapy in patients with genotype 1b of the virus that causes progressive liver disease.

Continue reading this entire article:
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/04/10/bristol-myers-hepatitis-c-treatment-cures-up-to-0-percent-in-new-study/

19 Comments
Share
Share

Previous

FREE Educational Webinar: What You Need to Know About HCV

Back to News Homepage

Next

Diet Supplement Tied to Hepatitis

Requirements for using and reposting articles

Comments

HepatitisCentral.com provides information regarding hepatitis and liver disease. Comments are available to the community in order to discuss these topics and obtain answers to questions through community members. The Editors at HepatitisCentral.com will not be responding to questions or comments posed in article comments.

  • ALICIA CANO GARCIA

    I have chronic hepatitis c genotype 1A Can this new medication will do something fo me, because the interferon didn’t work in my case. Please is important for me to know about this new findings, and how to go about getting the treatment my name is Alicia Cano Garcia, and I am 67, and this is my phone 956-789-4404 Anything any one can do will be appreciated. Thank you, and God bless

    • Kennethpytn

      Hang tough Alicia.

  • mzcobra95

    I have just found out the middle of May 2014, that I have Hep C. Just found out today its hepatitis C Genotype 1a. I have no clue about this, my doctor wasn’t in again, so they rescheduled my appointment for july 1, 2014. They gave me my lab results but I’m at a loss as to what the genotype 1a is. Can anyone tell me?
    I have complete trust in my doctor, I know emergencies occur in their lives also. He is very up to date on hepatitis and treatments, and is so very kind. I think that’s what I need someone who knows what I’m going through and understands.
    My husband passed away 9/10/05, from a very aggressive cancer, he was 46. So I don’t have him for support. I have an only child, son, who is married and my 2nd grandchild, a girl, is due in 27 days. I have never kept anything from my son, but I don’t think putting him in the middle between this news, and his wife, will not be good. So I just keep my mouth closed, I don’t need her to have anything else to use as an excuse for me not to see my 5 y/o grandson, and my grandaughter due 7/21.
    Sorry to ramble, but I do have 2 of the greatest sisters, I have told, and I can talk to, and I can depend upon them.
    I just would like to know what 1a is, any info please would be appreciated. Any other websites, anything. Thank you

    • tuffenuff

      Hey if your still looking for info. I am your same age & genotype. Try to get on a clinical trial for treatment. If no treatment just ignore the damn virus. Be healthy, no booze, nothing tuff on ur liver & plenty of faith. I am a nurse & a doctor & a mother & grandmother. Emotional strength & live strong until we get a REAL treatment.

      • mzcobra95

        Sorry I haven’t gotten back sooner. I don’t drink at all, I haven’t had a drink of alcohol since 1998. I have plenty of faith, that’s been a life source for me as always. I only take my prescription medication, talked to my pain mgmt doctor and he took me off all meds with acetaminophen, and almost everything else he was prescribing me. My vitamins are CO-Q10, Biotin chewable tablets, gummy multivitamin, black cohash (hot flashes), Vit E, lutein (for eyes), I’ve ordered milk thistle from Puritans Pride (My vitamin store for many years) because of the comments that it helps the liver, I’m trying to not take anything that will have adverse effects to my liver. I also just found out from an auto accident June 2013, we were rear ended stopped at a red light, I have a couple of cervical bulging discs and a herniated cervical disc. I don’t even get the prescription filled for headaches because it has acetaminophen in it, I try to endure it. I know I have a high tolerance for pain, God knows I need it greatly now, with neck, lower back problems, now hep c on top of that, Wow throw the truck at me while I’m down. On top of that my daughter in-law just informed me to stay away from Her and Her children, what a B’, my grandson is 5 y/o and my GRANDAUGHTER just turned 3 months old, those were the harshest words I’ve ever heard. My son’s in the middle, I don’t want to stress him more than he already is, so I’ll stay away. But she better remember what goes around comes around. I’m so happy I can come here and talk without being judged, you all are truly a magnificent group I’m glad to be apart of. Thanks for letting me ramble Polly

        • Tarka

          Polly, were you able to start treatment yet? How are you doing? I went back and read all your posts and will be praying for you

      • mzcobra95

        Hey, I forgot my password, and I posted back to you under my name br.ut as guest, I hope this finds you doing bett

      • mzcobra95

        I would like to talk to you and find out more.

      • mzcobra95

        It’s been 13 months since my last Harvoni pill, & I’m still showing undetected. My doctor says I can say I’m cured, my 6 month. Liver US was ok & 1 year ultra sound of my liver showed no spots at all just a little fatty liver, my blood work was all perfect. All I can say is THANK YOU JESUS.

    • Daniels

      Apparently, the genotype 1a is a very common type of Hep C in the US. In my opinion, it is not wise to just ignore the virus, because the disease could become chronic and serious complications can develop. There should be sustained effort on the part of the patient to learn daily, ASAP, about alternative and conventional treatments for this. There are plenty of them.

      I urge you to look into the new antiviral medicines, the ones on the market, or in development, and also into the plant extracts which can kill the virus.

      Vigorous treatment should start immediately with alternative medicine — antiviral plants from the Ayurveda medicine, possibly immune boosters like Noxylane-4, and definitely many antioxidants like glutathione and intravenous Vitamin C (which becomes an antiviral if more than 25 grams intravenous). Some of them are inexpensive.

      There are also new antiviral drugs, like the ones from Bristol-Myers, etc (expensive, but unclear if insurance would pay — you must study).

      Never let the virus to overcome the natural body defenses — which are the antioxidants native inside of the body, plus other segments of the immunity, etc. Glutathione-boosting products like Immunocal can be vital.

      Solid knowledge is power to overcome this problem and cure the disease. The patient must know more than the doctor. Please do not neglect this and strive to prevent needless suffering.

      • mzcobra95

        I definitely am not ignoring this, I’m very compliant with EVERYTHING my doctors have informed me to do or not do. I take all prescription and OTC meds and vitamins to them, if they say do not take it I don’t, if I ask them if a vitamin, supplements would be a good thing I follow their advise. But Thank you for the information.

    • P HDB

      I just wanted to update, I have done lots of tests, Bloodwork, etc. I love my doctor I found, he’s about 5 minutes from my house. I go have 1 more blood test to see my viral load numbers, and I start a new treatment October 1, 2014. I don’t exactly know which regimen of drugs I will be on yet. I do know Doctor said it wouldn’t include interferon, This is supposed to be new meds that are just coming out 10-1-2014. I want to be able to complete this in its entirety, and be cured, I’ve never been treated before and I heard that your first treatment is your best, if you complete it in it’s entirety, of being cured. This medication has a 97%(not sure exactly) success rate. So I will be starting on my road to recovary in October 2014, anyone else starting a treatment then? Thanks for letting me ramble.

      • P HDB

        Sorry I am mzcobra95, I just forgot it. Too bad this hep C can’t forget me::::::lol::::

        • mzcobra95

          My PCP changed me from my gastroenterologist to an infectious disease doctor that’s in the office with my primary care. So now I’ve done all labs, live ultrasounds, I go back 10-28-14 to see the status of my medication approval for Harvoni. I’m really excited to start whenever insurance approves med. I’ve been feeling really bloated, my abdomen feels so uncomfortable, my liver area has been achey and like it’s to the point of exploding. Are these common feelings, I haven’t even stared treatment yet, does this feeling get better, worse or what. I’m going to. Ask my doctors about it on the 28th. It all just really sucks right now.

  • Suzi Kind

    unfortantly, only rich people can get their hands on this treatment, I try to get it, but the cost is $95.000 for the treatment and becouse i don’t have this amount i’m dumed to die.

    • Daniels

      Please study intravenous ascorbate (vitamin C), more than 25 grams per infusion. Search Google “vitamin C cure for hepatitis”. Also take antivirals, immune boosters like Noxylane-4, many antioxidants. Study the new antivirals.

      • Suzi Kind

        thanks for thnks for the response, but i asked my liver doctor about the intervinus vitamin c injection and he dosen’t recomand them at all becouse they are not safe they are mixet with some other stuf and it’s risky.

  • lostsoul

    Im a poor black woman my doctors know I have hep c that has progressed they wont treat me how do I find treatment

    • Lastrealindian

      Isn’t Obama ‘supposed’ to help? He said he would….