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A promise in hepatitis drugs

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An experimental combination of drugs is showing promise for people with Hepatitis C.        

Researchers at the Texas Liver Institute recruited 100 patients who had either never been treated for their hepatitis c, or didn't respond to treatment.        

The study in the lancet says after 3 months on this new drug combination, nearly all the patients achieved what researchers are calling a "functional cure." In other words, the virus was gone, and unable to replicate.      

But more studies are needed.

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