New Hepatitis C Drugs Might Eliminate the Disease

But not everyone responds completely to the medicines and cost remains a big obstacle, researchers say MONDAY, March 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Newer treatments for hepatitis C appear to eliminate the virus in the vast majority of those taking oral antiviral medications, raising the hope that this disease might someday be eradicated in the United States. The oral medications "work really well in most patients that have hepatitis C," said Dr. Oluwaseu

The History of Hepatitis C and New Drugs To Help Treat It

Little was known about hepatitis C when it was first discovered in 1989, but since then strides have been made in the drugs that treat it--some with an over 90% cure rate. But these drugs can be pricey. This hour, we will discuss hepatitis C's history, effects and the future of treating the disease. Guests:Dr. William Carey, Senior Hepatologist in the Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland ClinicDr. Anthony Michaels, Medical Director of Liver Transplant