Study finds cholesterol drug lowers viral load in hepatitis C

05/16/2008 | United Press International

Through a small study of veterans, researchers found that Fluvastatin, a drug used to treat high cholesterol, reduced levels of hepatitis C virus. "This research is the first to demonstrate the antiviral activity of Fluvastatin in human beings infected with hepatitis C, most of whom were non-responders to the standard of care treatment," said the principle investigator.

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