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Curative hepatitis C treatment is effective in drug users, trial shows

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4346 (Published 09 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4346
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Patients with hepatitis C infection being treated for opioid addiction have high rates of virologic response to oral, once daily treatment with a fixed combination of elbasvir and grazoprevir regardless of ongoing drug use, a randomised trial has shown.1

Injecting drug users are the main group affected by hepatitis C in high income countries, but most trials of …

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