Pill Approved To Treat Hepatitis C

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Federal health officials have approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C.

The virus is spread through contaminated blood, and it attacks the liver.

The once-a-day pill...named Epclusa {*EP-CLUE-SA*}...is a combination of an older Hepatitis drug and a new drug that attacks the virus differently.

The FDA says that data shows this new treatment cures 95 percent of patients.

Each pill costs about $900 dollars.

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