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Hepatitis C Drugs Carry Potentially Deadly Side Effect
 

Hepatitis C Drugs Carry Potentially Deadly Side Effect

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Expensive hepatitis C drugs that can cure patients may come with a big risk for some; they can cause a second hepatitis virus, hepatitis B, to become active again, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
 
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7 Oct 2016 - General
 
According to WHO, there are between 130–150 million people globally have chronic hepatitis C infection. A significant number of those who are chronically infected will develop liver cirrhosis or liver cancer. Until recently, hepatitis C treatment was based on therapy with interferon and ribavirin, which required weekly injections for 48 weeks, cured approximately half of treated patients, but caused frequent and sometimes life-threatening adverse reactions.
Recently, new antiviral drugs have...
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