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Author Topic: Are Fibrosis Tests a Good Way to Decide on Hep C Treatment?  (Read 7559 times)

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Offline Hep Editors

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Are Fibrosis Tests a Good Way to Decide on Hep C Treatment?
« on: September 11, 2014, 03:57:27 pm »
Using tests to determine liver fibrosis severity among people with hepatitis C virus and only treating those with advanced fibrosis is actually not cost-effective compared with a strategy of treating all, regardless of their fibrosis stage. This finding may change, however, as new treatments enter the market, possibly with higher price tags.  

This new exploratory analysis estimates that if cure rates rise above 90% for people with hep C genotypes 1 through 4, new drugs would have to remain below about $60,000 for a “treat all” strategy to remain cost-effective.

Read more: http://www.hepmag.com/articles/fibrosis_treatment_2501_26143.shtml

Offline willie g

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Re: Are Fibrosis Tests a Good Way to Decide on Hep C Treatment?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2014, 05:34:56 pm »
THANKYOU hep editors, and thx for all you do, that was something i WAS wondering.    just, Willie g

Offline rainbowray

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Re: Are Fibrosis Tests a Good Way to Decide on Hep C Treatment?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2014, 10:44:10 pm »
Treating all makes more sense, if you treat 25% of all, with stage 3 or more at 100,000 dollars but treat all 100% at 50,000 dollars it equals twice the profit and less health care costs later in life. If it is the money that is the motivator.
We know it is not the caring about who suffers and who don't, but if all get treated that will be the "secondary" benefit. (which really is the higher reward)

Offline willie g

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Re: Are Fibrosis Tests a Good Way to Decide on Hep C Treatment?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2014, 09:25:39 am »
there you go RAY, but i guess in the world of greed and politics takes precedence over human beings,,, i don't think it is going to get better in my lifetime and it has seemed like as more knowledge and research has advanced it seems to worsen than make since. i must say though i thank the true pioneers at the bottom who literally do the frontline research and believe in their hearts they are doing it for the better of mankind. Imagine being one of those technicians or scientists that research and research and all of a sudden they have found a cure or almost cure for diseases such as ours or other ones ? its sad all their days of devotion and hard work are shadowed by idiots and money which in the end HOW MUCH money would it take for them to understand>? well we know the answer to that one,they just buy pants with bigger pockets. it is the nature of the beast RAY, its the nature of the BEAST.   ''just''wilie g

 


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