First All-Oral Hepatitis C Treatment Cleared by Japan

July 7, 2014 11:07 PM

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First All-Oral Hepatitis C Treatment Cleared by Japan

Great news for Hep C sufferers! The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has announced today, July 7, 2014, that it has approved the first all-oral hepatitis C treatment. The drug is a combination of daclatasvir and asunaprevir and it treats patients with genotype 1 chronic hep C virus infection and the drug can even treat those with compensated cirrhosis of the liver.

For those who are curious about the drugs, daclatasvir is a powerful pan-genotypic replication complex inhibitor and asunaprevir is a protease inhibitor and these two drugs in this combination is the first ribavirin-free hep C treatment approved in Japan. The great news about this new formula is tha...

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