Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Will new drugs block hepatitis C virus in its tracks?

Targeted multi-drug treatments for hepatitis C patients that could stop the virus in its tracks have come a step closer, thanks to researchers at the University of Leeds, UK.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sofosbuvir plus ledipasvir seems effective for HCV genotype 1

(HealthDay)—For patients with chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 1 (HCV GT-1) infection who are ineligible for interferon therapy, and who relapsed after sofosbuvir and ribavirin treatment, sofosbuvir plus ledipasvir is ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

FDA approves technivie for hepatitis C

(HealthDay)—Technivie (ombitasvir, paritaprevir and ritonavir) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in tandem with ribavirin, to treat hepatitis C genotype 4 infection among people without cirrhosis ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Doctor details two new hepatitis C drugs

In the last three weeks, the Food and Drug Administration has approved two new drugs that are expected to dramatically improve treatment of chronic hepatitis C, a liver-damaging viral infection that afflicts more than 3.2 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

MERS-CoV treatment effective in monkeys, study finds

Treatment with two common drugs reduced viral replication and lung damage when given to monkeys infected with the virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. The condition is deadly pneumonia that has killed more ...

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