Over 75 Percent Cured of Hep C with Incivek
Hepatitis C: Incivek found to cure most patients
Erin Allday, Chronicle Staff Writer
Thursday, June 23, 2011
A new antiviral drug that recently won federal approval to treat hepatitis C can effectively cure most patients of the infectious disease, which for more than 20 years has been notoriously difficult to treat, according to two studies released today.
Roughly 80 percent of patients with the most common strain of hepatitis C and who had either never undergone treatment before or had suffered a relapse were cured when they took the antiviral Incivek in addition to the standard drugs, according to one study led by researchers at California Pacific Medical Center and published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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