Monday, December 20, 2010

A new treatment for Hepatitis C; Telaprevir

Not entirely a new treatment regiment, but rather new drug in the arsenal in the fight against Hepatitis C. You will still need to take your ribavirin, pegylated interferon, AND Telaprevir.

In general adding this new drug makes one's cure rate of HEP C genotype 1/1a much better, and can cut treatment time in half. If you would like to read more info about this new drug I have gathered some online resources for you.

an excerpt from the NY Times Article  “If you can promise them six months with a reasonable chance of a cure, that’s a meaningful advance,” said Dr. Scott L. Friedman, chief of the division of liver diseases at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

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