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1330295 tn?1275227214

Stat C drugs

Does anyone know for sure when these will be avail. I have type 2 hcv and am waiting for this 4 month treatment.
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87972 tn?1322661239
Hi,

No one knows with any certainty when STAT-C drugs will be approved, or even *if* they’re approved, whether insurance will adopt them. The best guesstimate right now is sometime in 2011, based on spin from Vertex’s press releases and other sources.

Where have you heard of reduced treatment duration for genotype 2 HCV?

Bill
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1330295 tn?1275227214
http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/2008icr/easl/docs/042508_b.html.
It was after I read this article that I considered waiting. My liver function test all good. so my Hepatoloist agreed. I hope you find it as encourgaging as I did, Laura
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1330295 tn?1275227214
PS this youtube video very interesting [current and future treatment of chronic hepatitis].
ALOT of good info, Laura
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475300 tn?1312423126
Sorry I can't answer your question BUT that is a nice German Shepherd Dog!

Denise
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1330295 tn?1275227214
Thanks Denise his name is Tex he is 4yrs. GREAT DOG love the breed.
                                            Laura
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338734 tn?1377160168
You should be aware that proposed treatment with Telaprevir or Bocepravir still include the SOC TX of interferon and Ribavirin. If you are a genotype 2, your treatment with SOC should be only 24 weeks and result in very good odds in SVR. I am not sure whether or not there is an avantage, or a good rationale, for a genotype 2 patient to wait for approval of Telaprevir or Bocepravir.

??? anyone else on this??
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I finished the latest boceprevir trial, my hepatologist who is also the lead Investigator didn't seem to think geno 2's for the time being would be treated with these new drugs I also think it would be very hard to get any insurance to cover the added expense.. Best to you.

cando
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1330295 tn?1275227214
I was told by my hepatologist it would be a 16 week TX including interferon and ribavirin instead of the 24, nothing was dicussed re ins not paying. For me it is worth the wait 16 sounds a hell of alot better than 24 and I know  24 sounds good to some...how was the trial? I had thought of  searching for one in my area. Thanks for yr info. and same to u Walrus...
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148588 tn?1465778809
I can't get the link you posted to work and can't find the article on hivandhepatitis website. Could you cut and paste or link some other way please.
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1330295 tn?1275227214
will do it will have to wait a couple hrs I gotta go for now but i'll b back
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1330295 tn?1275227214
http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/2008icr/easl/docs/042508_b.html.
copy this whole address and it should work for you I just tried it. .Good luck
                                                                           Laura
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148588 tn?1465778809
Well, thanx for trying. When I try the link as posted I still get a broken link. When I remove the  .  from the end, I do get a posting from the 2008 EASL, but only stuff about about VX950 and geno 1 - nothing about shortened geno 2 tx. I'll keep trying when I get home from work.
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