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Old 02-28-2012, 12:09 AM
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Does anyone have any information on a new treatment approved for genotype 1 with prior treatment failures?
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Does anyone have any information on a new treatment approved for genotype 1 with prior treatment failures?
Here are the 2 most recent articles for the compound you are asking about. Please remember that this is the same treatment that has been around for >15 years with the addition of Victrelis. Interferon shots are still required.
This is not a miracle but does hold more promise that the combination therapy that has been around for a long, long time.

http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_...ctrelis_mg.pdf

http://www.victrelis.com/boceprevir/...WT.mc_id=VI00K
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Does anyone know what prisons in CA the new treatment is available at or how I can find out?
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The "new" treatment is not available for general patients yet. It is only available to patients who have tried and failed on the current treatment.

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The "new" treatment is not available for general patients yet. It is only available to patients who have tried and failed on the current treatment.
He has tried and failed the current treatment and the hepatologist where he is says he is a good canidate for the new treatment unfortunately it is not available where he is housed now. so I am trying to find out which CA institutions do have it available
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my husband's dr said if he was non-responsive to the interferon, pegasus and ribavirin treatment that he can not try it again.
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This past May, the standards for treatment for Hep C for incarcerated persons were rolled out.
It does not include the new treatment. The triple treatment was not quite approved when the standards were put in place.


Given the horrible condition that the health care for inmates that exists in California combined with the need for the federal receivership oversite, I do not think the triple therapy would be available in any California prison. That said, I wonder if you have had the chance to review the new standards.


The reason I ask is because the criteria for treatment would be the same regardless of whether combination therapy or triple therapy is utilized.


The other question I have for you is why did they decide that the treatment did not work? Was it due to side effects? Or was it due to persistently high viral titers after 6 months of treatment? Knowing why the treatment failed will be an important indicator of whether or not he should even consider triple therapy.


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Here it is- the newest treatment and no injection- no interferon

http://www.olysio.com/hcp/?utm_sourc...rid|3702436125
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Its too late to edit my last entry so here is the Update: I am treated at Mayo Clinic. I am lucky to have access to such wonderful , competent and ethical doctors.


The above mentioned drug has been approved. It is a pill and its name is OLYSIO and the cost is $1000.00/pill. Now this is not stand alone therapy as the article indicates.

This is in addition to Interferon and Riboviran- so its triple therapy. If a patient with Genotype 1a shows substantial response, the doctor can at their discretion taper off Interferon after 6 months. What is substantial response?

According to my doctor, it would be significant drop in viral load known as titers throughout the first 6 months of treatment.

Next point is cost. Many insurance companies will not cover the new therapy. It will take time to prove that it works and is safe. This treatment option is reserved for patients who have $160,000.00 in the bank that thry are willing to spend on this new treatment.

My doctor does not feel that my liver damage is severe enough to require this new treatment yet. I havery expensive treatment. He advised to continue becsse the benefit (imptovement) does not equal to the permanent financial loss.
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