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Study Finds Effective New Hepatitis C Treatment

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Dr. Adrian Di Bisceglie. Photo: slu.edu

Dr. Adrian Di Bisceglie. Photo: slu.edu

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A local liver specialist is thrilled with a new and effective treatment for Hepatitis C.

SLU Care liver specialist Dr. Adrian Di Bisceglie co-authored an online New England Journal of Medicine article about the treatment.

He says it’s a combination of two medicines in one pill, taken once a day for three months.

The result?

A cure rate of up to 95 percent.

And that, he says, could prevent the risk of developing progressive liver disease, decrease the risk of liver cancer and possibly cut down on the number of liver transplants needed in the United States.

Di Bisceglie says the pill should be available by the end of the year.

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