New Hepatitis C drug promises hope for a cure

Hepatitis C drug, Sovaldi®, provides an 80-90% cure rate for patients.

Dr. Todd Sheer, gastroenterologist discusses new Hep C drug Sovaldi

The cost of this new drug Sovaldi®, is the most controversial aspect. The drug, taken for 12 weeks with two others – ribaviron and interferon, basically disrupts the replication of the Hep C virus.

“I think it is a big medical breakthrough in the field of Hepatitis C, never before have we had such an effective medication,” said ADC gastroenterology specialist, Todd Sheer, MD.

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