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Old 12-05-2012, 11:23 AM   #1
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New Drugs Coming to Fight Hep C!

Hi All,

Here is some info that I haven't seen anyone talking about.

Bristol Myers, Abbott, and Gilead are all testing new therapies that do not include interferon and all show great promise in ridding the hep-c virus. It is my understanding that the drug designed to attack type 2 may be available in 2014 and for type 1 2015.

Personally, I have been living with hep-c for 45 years. I was diagnosed in 2002 and have had 2 liver biopsies spaced 5 years apart. The results for both were stage 2 mild fibrosis. I am probably going to get another one in February of 2013 and am hoping, (of course), that this one will also show the same results as the first two.

I cannot tolerate interferon so I am hoping that things remain pretty much the same until 2015, (also hoping that the trials of the new drugs remain as positive as they have been thus far), so I can try the new drugs from Bristol Myers, Abbott, and Gilead.

Take care all,

ERK

 
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:27 PM   #2
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Re: New Drugs Coming to Fight Hep C!

Glad to hear a non interferon therapy is finally coming as I have had hepc for 42 years now - it was referred to nonA nonB in the 70s. Viral load is not a predictor of outcome as I am proof of that.

 
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