Over-the-Counter Allergy Drug Treats Hepatitis C As Well As Antivirals

April 8, 2015 9:42 PM

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How could an effective, inexpensive hepatitis C virus (HCV) drug have been available at local pharmacies without clinicians and patients knowing it? Researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have the answer.

In study results published in Science Translational Medicine, lead Author T. Jake Liang, MD, and colleagues have identified an alternative to the typical HCV drugs that can cost tens of thousands of dollars. The disease that often causes liver damage may have met its match with an antihistamine medi...

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