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Hep C Treatment

New experts are coming out against the proclamation that all Baby Boomers (those born between about 1944 and 61) should get screened for Hepatitis C. Their logic is that (besides the expense) it will cause some people to be treated “unnecessarily”. Let’s explore “unnecessarily” for a second, because there might be some wrong preconceptions about […]

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Hep C Treatment Update

April 11, 2014

You might be aware that’s there’s a far more successful Hep C treatment coming to the market. With a 90% cure rate, (and fewer reported side-effects, so far) it’s far and away better than previous Hep C treatments. But a lot of research went into it, so despite the less than $150 cost for treatment, […]

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There are two big stories about Hepatitis C this week. First, the battle for Hep C treatment is ongoing. Since the announcement that Gilead has a safer, more effective Hep C treatment, they’ve been under fire for the $1000 a day price tag—especially with subsequent announcements that other countries will receive it for as little […]

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Many people are choosing to delay Hep C treatment in the hope that new and better treatments will be available in a year or two. Hep C symptoms may be slow moving, but there’s still risk in delaying treatment. First, some people may have Hep C symptoms that progress quickly—causing unanticipated liver damage. Second, there’s […]

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