Sofosbuvir-ribavirin combo shows promise for hepatitis C

04/24/2013 | HealthDay News

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that combining hepatitis C treatment sofosbuvir with ribavirin for patients who cannot take interferon led to a 78% cure rate after three months of treatment. In patients unresponsive to interferon, the study observed a 73% cure rate after four months of treatment with the two-drug combo. Another study found cure rates of 67% for treatment with either sofosbuvir and ribavirin, or ribavirin and interferon.

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