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American Liver Foundation Hails Promise of Cure Signaled by FDA's Approval of New Hepatitis C Treatments
Date:12/10/2013

er transplant specialist and Co-Chair of the American Liver Foundation's National Medical Advisory Committee. "With these new treatments, it may be possible to lower the overall cost of treatment due to less side effects and hospitalizations that occurred from previous treatments. If we identify and treat patients with these new medications, it will be possible to prevent the need for many thousands of liver transplants," he adds. 

Both newly approved drugs promise shorter duration of treatment and reduced side-effects, with treatment regimens for some strains of Hepatitis C no longer requiring injections of Interferon, which has been the mainstay of treatment for many years, but is associated with some challenging side effects which can impact a person's ability to work outside the home.

Between 3 and 4 million Americans are infected with Hepatitis C. Many of them are baby boomers who contracted the virus before Hepatitis C was known to exist, in the decades before the commencement of identification and screening in 1992. Other risk factors include tattoos, body piercings, and intravenous drug use.

Left untreated, Hepatitis C leads to liver cirrhosis and liver failure. 75% of patients do not know they have the disease, and 90% do not get treated. The American Liver Foundation hopes that awareness of these new, better-tolerated treatments will bring increased Hepatitis C screenings, testing and treatments.

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ABOUT THE AMERICAN LIVER FOUNDATION
The American Liver Foundation's (ALF) mission is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease. It carries out its mission through education to promote liver health and disease p
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