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Hepatitis C - new DRUGS

by Gerond Lake-Bakaar, MD. PhD | July 3rd, 2017

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Follow this link to MedPage for information on a Triple Combo of drugs for Hepatitis C

https://www.medpagetoday.com/gastroenterology/hepatitis/65708

A combination of three drugs that act directly to block hepatitis C (HCV) replication successfully cured most patients who had previously failed therapy with such agents, researchers reported.

In two phase III trials, the investigational combination of sofosbuvir, velpatasvir, and voxilaprevir cleared the virus in 96% and 98% of patients, regardless of whether they had compensated cirrhosis or not, according to Marc

Adverse events associate with the combination were mild and similar to those...

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In Fitness and In Health

by Multiple Authorship | May 28th, 2017

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Concierge Medicine:  6-11-2017

The day after my friend sent me a link to this NY Times article: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/03/business/economy/high-end-medical-care.html , I met a real life concierge internist at a meeting. Full disclosure, I told him that I ran a website FindADoc.Com and that concierge physicians looking to attract patients could do worse that become Featured Docs on FindADoc. He has a patient base of 200 souls and charges $3000 a year, which I quickly translated to $600k a year. He has minimal overheads. No nurses, NP or PA. Patients have direct access...

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