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EASL Paris: AbbVie 3D Regimen for 8 Weeks Cures Almost All HCV Genotype 1b Patients

AbbVie's paritaprevir-based 3D regimen taken for just 8 weeks without ribavirin led to sustained virological response in 98% of easier-to-treat non-cirrhotic patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1b, according to findings from the GARNET study, presented last week at the EASL special conference New Perspectives in Hepatitis C Virus Infection - The Roadmap for Cure in Paris.

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EASL Paris: 100% Cure Rate with AL-335, Odalasvir, and Simeprevir for 6 or 8 Weeks

A triple regimen containing 2 experimental hepatitis C drugs -- AL-335 and odalasvir -- plus simeprevir taken for either 6 or 8 weeks cured all previously untreated, non-cirrhotic patients with HCV genotype 1 in a small study, while a dual regimen without simeprevir cured 90%, according to findings presented last week at the EASL special conference New Perspectives in Hepatitis C Virus Infection - The Roadmap for Cure in Paris.

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INHSU 2016: Risk of Reinfection Is a Concern After Successful Hepatitis C Treatment

People on opiate agonist substitution therapy can be successfully treated with grazoprevir/elbasvir (Zepatier) -- achieving cure rates similar to those of the population as a whole -- but some people are reinfected with hepatitis C virus after being cured, suggesting that a greater emphasis on post-treatment prevention may be needed, according to presentations at the 5th International Symposium on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users (INHSU 2016) this month in Oslo.

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EASL Issues New Hepatitis C Treatment Recommendations For All Genotypes

The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) released its latest recommendations on treatment of hepatitis C at a special meeting last week in Paris. The updated guidelines now include highly effective interferon-free options for all hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes and for the most challenging patients.

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INHSU 2016: HCV Treatment Effective and May Work as Prevention for People Who Inject Drugs

Hepatitis C treatment for people who inject drugs is as safe and effective as it is for non-drug-users -- with cure rates exceeding 90% -- and treating enough of this population could reduce transmission or even bring a halt to local epidemics, according to presentations at the 5th International Symposium on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users (INHSU 2016) last week in Oslo.

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