Your guide to the latest big leap in hep C therapy

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Your guide to the latest leap in therapy.


“Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always,” Hippocrates urged, recognising the elusiveness of panaceas.

When new direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for hepatitis C (HCV) became available on the PBS in March last year, they were hailed as the salvation patients had been waiting for: a 12-week course to cure a chronic disease that until then had been managed mainly with comfort care, or with poorly tolerated interferon therapy.

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