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A New Hepatitis C Treatment Costing $300 has 97 Percent Cure Rate

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The non-profit research team Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDI) announced that after a 12-week Clinical Trial conducted in Malaysia and Thailand involving new drug candidate ravidasvir and existing drug sofosbuvir showed that ravidasvir/sofosbuvir combination to be safe and effective with an extremely high cure rate.

The treatment is produced by Egyptian drug manufacturer Pharco Pharmaceuticals and costs approximately $3.50 a day. Both DNDI and Pharco hopes that this will provide a viable alternative to those who cannot afford the treatment.

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