Perspective: Miles to go before we sleep

Rice, Charles
June 2011
Nature;6/9/2011 Supplement, Vol. 474 Issue 7350, pS8
Academic Journal
In this article, the author discusses the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection using the newly developed drugs. He says that the new drugs which are inhibitors of NS3/4A protease must be combined with interferon- and ribavirin because the virus can overcome easily a single antiviral. He also mentions that people in the marginalized groups have higher risk of HCV, in which the availability of new treatment options can widen the gap between those who can afford and those who cannot.


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