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Could you tell me anything about this new drug?
Dear Jules,
I was recently diagnosed with HCV. My doctor wants to put me on a new drug that doesn't come out until April but hasn't told me anything about it. She is waiting for my appointment in May to explain everything. Could you tell me anything about this new drug? What is it? What are the side effects? Anything at all will help.
Thank you!
  Dr Chung Writes-  
answer from Jules Levin: the only new drug for HCV expected to be coming out is Pegasys (pegylated interferon) in combination with ribavirin, but its not expected out until October. You need to assess your liver condition when deciding on therapy. It sounds like your doctor feels you should be on therapy. Ask her why?
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