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Direct action needed to cure hepatitis C

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

In March 2016 a number of direct acting antiviral medications for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection were made available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. These medications are highly effective, curing over 95 percent of those treated, have little or no adverse side effects and are easily self-administered. General …

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New hepatitis C treatments achieving incredible results

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

When the new treatments for chronic hepatitis C were released in 2016 they were touted as a game-changer. Many of us watched with cautious optimism. Would the Department of Health’s expensive gamble to eradicate hepatitis C pay off? The fact is, the new Direct Acting Antivirals (DAAs) are achieving incredible …

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Curing Hepatitis C in the community

In Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

The Hepatology (liver medicine) department at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, supported by the Clinical Excellence Division of the Department of Health, offers an innovative, rapid access service for patients across the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay wishing to receive treatment for Hepatitis C (HCV). The service runs a community …