AASLD 2016: U.S. Veterans Health System and Australia Show Potential for Rapid Hepatitis C Elimination
- Category: Approved HCV Drugs
- Published on Friday, 18 November 2016 00:00
- Written by Keith Alcorn
If sufficient money is available to pay for direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), the U.S. Veterans Health Administration could cure hepatitis C in the majority of veterans under its care within 3 years, and has already shown it has the capacity to start almost 7000 people on treatment in a single month, George Ioannou of the University of Washington in Seattle reported at the AASLD Liver Meeting last week in Boston.