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New Treatment?

I was watching the evening NBC news and they were saying that every baby boomer should get tested for the Hepatitis C virus, Dr. Nancy Snyderman (The NBC news health consultant) said that there's a new treatment coming out very soon that is strictly in PILL form, No injections?, Iv'e been following the forums for awhile and I NEVER heard of a ONLY Pill treatment on the near horizon?  Can someone chime in?    
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Good morning.  A couple of articles on upcoming oral therapy currently on trial.  I believe the race is on between Gilead Sciences, Abbott and BMS.  BMS is currently investigating a recent safety issue.  Hope this helps.

http://seekingalpha.com/article/515701-gilead-s-hepatitis-c-drug-poised-to-reach-the-market-as-one-of-the-first-all-oral-combinations

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/04/abbott-hepatitis-c-combo-treatment_n_1403200.html

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20120802-717576.html
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There is a post from last night by Orphanedhawk about this topic and updated study results.

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Hepatitis-C/results-of-12-Week-Interferon-Free-Regimen--riba/show/1794796
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You may have to wait awhile for the non interferon treatments.  There are pill only treatments in the pipeline but I don't think anything is quite ready for the market yet.  How great is your liver damage?  That is probably the deciding factor.

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