USA Today - "Hepatitis C Treatment Shifts as new Drugs Emerge"

 – January 29, 2014  –– 

Changes in treatment for Hepatitis Care coming so fast that several medical groups on Wednesday took an unusual step: posting preliminary online treatment guidelines that will evolve as more medications become available. Those medications could soon eliminate the need for interferon injections for most patients. They also are expected to make treatment faster, easier and more effective than older regimens, which last at least six months and succeed about 75 percent of the time. “The guidelines will be enormously valuable in convincing more insurers to cover the very expensive emerging treatments,” said Douglas Dieterich, MD, Professor of Medicine (Liver Diseases) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Learn more