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FDA approves first pill to treat all forms of HCV!

FDA approves first pill to treat all forms of hepatitis C

Federal health officials on Tuesday approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a series of drug approvals that have reshaped treatment of the liver-destroying virus.

The Food and Drug Administration approved the combination pill, Epclusa, from Gilead Sciences, for patients with and without liver damage. The new drug’s broad indication could make it easier to use than five other hepatitis drugs recently approved by the FDA, which are each tailored to different viral strains or stages of liver disease.

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I hope this will help someone who has been waiting for a tx for their genotype
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I have genotype 3a and start this new drug tomorrow.  Ill let you know how it goes!
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Did you see this one? It's even newer:

https://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm567467.htm  
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