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Author Topic: Australian Success Stories  (Read 3005 times)

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Offline Philadelphia

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Australian Success Stories
« on: May 24, 2016, 05:45:30 pm »
Just thought I'd give you a little snapshot into the Australian treatment experience, where as you know DAAs are available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme for all Australians with HCV at a cost of between $6 and $39-ish per month, depending.

This is from David, who blogs here at Hep, from a recent conference:

"Some breaking news from the conference I attended in Melbourne last week.
 
1811 Australians commenced treatment with DAAs in March 2016 alone.  This figure is probably an underestimate as there are delays in getting all the data. 
679 of the were in NSW
89% of the were prescribed under the general schedule s85 (through a GP)
 
This is a revolution considering in previous years this is the approximate number that was treated in the entire year
 
These figures will be produced monthly for the first six months and then quarterly
 
Congratulations on your hard work in making it happen."

Fabulous news! Most scripts issued through a common or garden variety doctor. Great pick up. Can't want to see the first lot of SVR12s rolling off the line!
CURED SVR24  Class of 2015
Wk 12 post EOT 30.11.15: ALT 14 AST 22 GGT 22 VL UND
Week 19 07.08.15: ALT 17 AST 23 GGT 25
Week 12 18.06.15: ALT 21 AST 23 GGT 28
Week 8 25.05.15: ALT 23 AST 27 GGT 30 VL UND
Week 4 20.04.14: ALT 30 AST 36 VL 40
Treatment start 23.03.15: ALT 137 AST 185 VL 342,600
Cirrhosis Child-Pugh A, Genotype 1a - Viekira Pak + riba 24 weeks
Total failure interferon/ribavirin/boceprovir Mar 2013
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Offline FutureThinker

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Re: Australian Success Stories
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2016, 06:23:41 pm »
WOW! Thanks for sharing, Philly!! Let's hope the US will get it's act together sometime in the future........ FT
Treatment naive
Likely contracted mid-70s
Diagnosed 1a, 2011
F1-2
Harvoni X 12 weeks, completed 5/17/16
Pre-treatment: VL 3 mil, AST 64, ALT 84
4 week labs: VL 30, AST 21, ALT 14
8 week labs: VL UD!!!, AST 22, ALT 16
12 week labs: VL UD, AST 23, ALT 14
2 wk EOT: VL UD
12 wk EOT: VL UD, AST 22, ALT 13 =  SVR 12! Yay! 
Last hep appointment: VL UD, AST 19, ALT 12 = SVR 39! I AM DONE!

 


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