New 'miracle' drug eliminates Hepatitis C virus in up to 98 pc patients

Scientists have revealed that a new, which will be soon available on the NHS, has been shown to eliminate the virus per cent of patients.

ANI| Updated: Sep 14, 2014, 15:34 PM IST

London: Scientists have revealed that a new, which will be soon available on the NHS, has been shown to eliminate the virus per cent of patients.

Specialists say the drug Daklinza, will also stem the huge rise in cases of serious liver -disease and cancer caused by the condition but it still needs to be tested on certain types of hepatitis C but has proved successful on those for which it has been prescribed, the Daily Express reported.

Researchers said that this drug takes them us one step closer to making the elimination of -hepatitis C a realistic possibility by improving both cure rates and tolerability and its arrival paves the way for the use of treatment regimens that are oral, much more tolerable for patients than older treatments, and offer the chance of a cure.

The new drug has few unwanted effects and is taken for three months.