Hepatitis C treatment at a fraction of the cost to be available soon


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  • Thursday, 14 Apr 2016

PETALING JAYA: Affordable Hepatitis C treatment will soon be available for patients once trials on generic drugs are completed.

The non-profit Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), of which the Malaysian Health Ministry is a founding member, and Egyptian drug manufacturer Pharco Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday signed agreements covering clinical testing and scale-up of a Hepatitis C treatment regimen at a price of just under US$300 (RM1,166) at the International Liver Congress 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.

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