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New Hepatitis C Drugs Might Eliminate the Disease

New hepatitis C medications are very effective.

Newer treatments for hepatitis C appear to eliminate the virus in the vast majority of those taking oral antiviral medications, raising the hope that this disease might someday be eradicated in the United States.

The oral medications “work really well in most patients that have hepatitis C,” said Dr. Oluwaseun Falade-Nwulia, the study’s lead author. She’s an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.

Most people have a 95 percent chance of being cured, meaning the hepatitis C virus is no longer detectable in a person’s bloodstream, the finding showed.

“The other big message is that these therapies are very safe. The risk of side effects are very low,” she said.

Read full article: New Hepatitis C Drugs Might Eliminate the Disease | Health Care | US News

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