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ANy new or trial treatments for Hepatitis c?
Jan 28, 2007

What are the newest drugs or treatments or trials for hepatitas C? Are there any websites that are useful ? Would a boil type knot be something typical for someone that has had hepatitias c for a number of years? Most DR's in a small cities do not seem to have answers to many unknown questions. Please give useful and informative details ......

Response from Dr. McGovern

There are several new treatments that are in trials right now for hepatitis C.

The one which is very far along is a new protease inhibitor by Vertex Pharmaceuticals. There is also a protease inhibitor being studied by Schering Plough and Roche. In addition, there is a polymerase inhibitor by Idenix. Also new formulations of interferon called albuferon. None are ready for the market yet - all are still in clinical trials, but there is clearly progress in this exciting area.

There will be much more information available after the next liver meeting (AASLD) in November 2007.



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