Navigation Links
New Pills Show Promise for Hepatitis C
Date:1/3/2013

By Serena Gordon
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Two new pills on the horizon for people with hepatitis C promise shorter treatment time and fewer side effects than today's standard treatment, interferon.

The first treatment studied combines a drug currently called ABT-450/r and one called ABT-333. Together, these drugs achieved up to a 95 percent sustained response, meaning the drugs suppressed levels of hepatitis C in the blood over time.

The second drug, called sofosbuvir, when combined with the currently used medication ribavirin, induced a 100 percent sustained response rate, the researchers found.

Both drugs require just 12 weeks of treatment compared to today's standard of 48 weeks, according to the authors.

"Over the next few years, we're going to have several new options to eradicate the hepatitis C virus," said the lead author of the ABT-450/r study, Dr. Fred Poordad, a professor of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

"We're hopeful that in the next 10 years, we should be able to eradicate hepatitis C in most Americans," said Poordad.

Both studies appear in the Jan. 3 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The ABT-450/r study was funded by the drug maker, Abbott Pharmaceuticals, and the sofosbuvir study was funded by drug makers Pharmasset and Gilead Sciences.

More than 3 million Americans have hepatitis C, a contagious liver disease usually spread through contact with the blood of someone already infected, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The infection can be either acute or chronic. Chronic hepatitis C can scar the liver and eventually lead to liver failure. Poordad said it's one of the most common reasons for a liver transplant.

The current treatment combines two medications: interferon and ribavirin. Interferon is only available by injection, and must b
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. People May Skip Generic Pills if Color Differs From Brand-Name Drug
2. Capsiplex Plus Reviews for Improved Weight Loss Supplement Added to BestAppetiteSuppressantPills.com
3. CB-1 Weight Gainer Commercial Sparks Conversation in Social Media World about the Weight Gain Pills
4. hCGTreatments / Diet Doc hCG Diets & Weight Loss Plans Adds Prescription Strength Saffron Extract Diet Pills to Their Exhaustive Product Line
5. US Drug Watchdog Now Urges Women Who Used Yaz or Yasmin Birth Control Pills and Had a Heart Attack or Stroke to Call The Johnson Law Group immediately-Get Identified Now
6. The US Drug Watchdog Now Urges Any Woman Who Used The Birth Control Pills Yaz Or Yasmin And Then Had A Heart Attack Or Stroke To Call The Johnson Law Group----ASAP
7. The US Drug Watchdog Now Urges Women Who Suffered A Heart Attack Or Stroke After Using Yaz Yasmin Birth Control Pills To Contact The Johnson Law Group Immediately
8. OB/GYNs Endorse Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pills
9. New Prep for Colon Screen Uses Four Pills, Not Liquid Laxative
10. The US Drug Watchdog Now Offers Women Who Had A Heart Attack Or Stroke After Using The Birth Control Pills Yaz Yasmin Birth Control Pills Get To The Best Attorneys
11. Danger at Home Lurks in Pills, Plants, Chemicals and More
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New Pills Show Promise for Hepatitis C
(Date:5/26/2015)... Octo Consulting Group (Octo), an award-winning ... to the federal marketplace, has named Gaurav “GP” Pal ... this newly created role, Pal will be responsible for ... computing, big data, and digital services. , “We’re excited ... we continue to bring clients new and innovative solutions ...
(Date:5/26/2015)... May 26, 2015 Relias Learning ... for the health and human services market, announces expansion ... demand. After strong attendance and participation in 2014, they ... give their annual user conference an exciting new facelift. ... to come together and discuss best practices, share their ...
(Date:5/26/2015)... Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) May 26, 2015 ... is now offering complimentary dental cleanings with cosmetic treatments. ... , Cosmetic Dentistry , “We are committed ... giving you cutting-edge technology, outstanding customer service and a ... not only to change your smiles but to change ...
(Date:5/26/2015)... National Prevention Week , National Prevention Week ... supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services ... and action about, substance abuse as well as mental ... encouraged to join in promoting prevention strategies, in educating ... in building community partnerships. , The Voice of One, ...
(Date:5/26/2015)... York, NY (PRWEB) May 26, 2015 Award-winning ... for a good cause. "The photography show will connect viewers ... in their lives.” For the last five years, Raul has ... to convey the notion that we are not bounded by ... a language spoken in Raul’s native country, Bolivia. The photo ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Octo Consulting Group (Octo) Appoints Gaurav “GP” Pal as Vice President of Technology Strategy and Cloud Solutions 2Health News:Relias Learning Expands User Groups and Industry Influence 2Health News:Relias Learning Expands User Groups and Industry Influence 3Health News:Pasadena Porcelain Veneers Expert, Marine Martirosyan DDS, is Now Offering Complimentary Dental Cleaning with Cosmetic Treatments 2Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Takes Part in National Prevention Week 2Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Takes Part in National Prevention Week 3Health News:A Photographer & Two Educational Organiazations Join to Make a Difference in Our Youth 2
... Time" a Valuable Present: Peake, WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 ... volunteers who remember our nation,s,veterans, especially those hospitalized in ... "Some of our patients will be unable to ... B. Peake, Secretary of Veterans Affairs. "The,good cheer and ...
... research suggests , FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Treating ... concludes a University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study in ... , It found that providing depression care management to older ... over five years by about 50 percent. , "Depression is ...
... for ambulatory care ... ... Cardiac Science,Corporation, (Nasdaq: CSCX ), a leading provider of ... of its HeartCentrix(R) ECG informatics software with Greenway,Medical Technology,s PrimeSuite(R) ...
... Milk Processors and, Bally Total Fitness to Shape Up ... ... SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 21 Discovery Health,s fifth,annual NATIONAL ... biggest and best year yet, with online registration beginning on,December ...
... costs of providing comprehensive screening and diagnostic services to ... or cervical cancer for treatment. Dr. Donatus U. Ekwueme ... Health Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and ... cost of screening a woman for breast cancer was ...
... 20 ISTA Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (Nasdaq: ISTA ), ... Drug,Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug ... seeking approval for Xibrom QD,as a treatment for ... (bromfenac ophthalmic solution), Xibrom is a topical ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:VA Salutes Volunteers' Spreading Holiday Cheer 2Health News:Cardiac Science Announces HeartCentrix(R) ECG Informatics Connectivity With Greenway(R) Medical Technologies 2Health News:Cardiac Science Announces HeartCentrix(R) ECG Informatics Connectivity With Greenway(R) Medical Technologies 3Health News:Cardiac Science Announces HeartCentrix(R) ECG Informatics Connectivity With Greenway(R) Medical Technologies 4Health News:Discovery Health's Fifth Annual National Body Challenge Takes a Stand Against Obesity by Offering the Keys to Adopting a Healthy, Active Lifestyle 2Health News:Discovery Health's Fifth Annual National Body Challenge Takes a Stand Against Obesity by Offering the Keys to Adopting a Healthy, Active Lifestyle 3Health News:Study determines costs of breast and cervical cancer detection among low-income women 2Health News:ISTA Pharmaceuticals Submits New Drug Application for Xibrom(TM) QD (once-daily) 2
(Date:5/26/2015)...  OrthoAccel ® Technologies, Inc., the leader in non-invasive, ... in response to continued demand from orthodontists and patients ... 2,500 practice locations in the U.S. and ... is the only FDA-cleared Class II medical device ... by as much as 50 percent.  ...
(Date:5/26/2015)...  Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCTH ) ... C.R.N.P. has been named President and Chief Executive ... immediately.  Dr. Simpson has served as Interim President ... 2014 and as Interim Co-President and Co-Chief Executive ... joined Delcath in 2012 as Executive Vice President, ...
(Date:5/26/2015)... , May 26, 2015  LabStyle ... Diabetes Management Solution, announced today that in ... leading HMO, Maccabi Healthcare, it has launched ... part of Maccabi,s advanced Telecare unit (MOMA). ... management solution that enables remote treatment for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:OrthoAccel Technologies Continues Trajectory of Accelerated Growth with Over 2,500 Practice Locations 2OrthoAccel Technologies Continues Trajectory of Accelerated Growth with Over 2,500 Practice Locations 3Delcath Names Dr. Jennifer Simpson President And CEO 2Delcath Names Dr. Jennifer Simpson President And CEO 3Delcath Names Dr. Jennifer Simpson President And CEO 4LabStyle Innovations and Maccabi Healthcare Launch Dario Platform for Remote Treatment of Diabetes in Israel 2LabStyle Innovations and Maccabi Healthcare Launch Dario Platform for Remote Treatment of Diabetes in Israel 3LabStyle Innovations and Maccabi Healthcare Launch Dario Platform for Remote Treatment of Diabetes in Israel 4
... Sexual Medicine INDIANAPOLIS, May 6 Eli Lilly and ... from a double-blind, placebo-controlled study which showed that tadalafil ... improved erectile function for men with erectile dysfunction (ED) ... scores for men and their female partners. The 12-week ...
... InspireMD, developers of,MGuard(TM), announced today that the first ... successfully implanted at the General,University Hospital in Prague; the ... InspireMD plans to enroll 1000 ,real ... study, will be conducted in Europe, Asia and,South America. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Study Reported Tadalafil Taken Once Daily Improved Erectile Function in Men with ED and Sexual Quality of Life in Couples 2Study Reported Tadalafil Taken Once Daily Improved Erectile Function in Men with ED and Sexual Quality of Life in Couples 3Study Reported Tadalafil Taken Once Daily Improved Erectile Function in Men with ED and Sexual Quality of Life in Couples 4Study Reported Tadalafil Taken Once Daily Improved Erectile Function in Men with ED and Sexual Quality of Life in Couples 5InspireMD Announces the Enrollment of the 1st Patient in the MGuard iMOS Registry, the Registry Will Enroll 1000 Patients 2InspireMD Announces the Enrollment of the 1st Patient in the MGuard iMOS Registry, the Registry Will Enroll 1000 Patients 3
Housed in a small lightweight, flame retardant plastic cases, meters are equipped with a convenient multiposition handle/stand. Measure microcirculation in 1 cubic mm of tissue for real-time assessme...
... Strips are non-invasive and theres no expensive ... Perfusion Monitor Strips are simple to use. ... reliable. The advanced liquid crystal technology has ... range of applications including biofeedback, nerve blocks, ...
... a high performance laser doppler system ... (tissue) blood perfusion. This latest generation ... introduced with its multi-channel brother (Oxyflo), ... processing and laser doppler flowmetry providing ...
Transcranial vascular DWL doppler....
Medicine Products: