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NHS England deal ‘to help eliminate hepatitis C’

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NHS England deal ‘to help eliminate hepatitis C’

The NHS will find and cure tens of thousands more people with hepatitis C as part of a deal that could help England become the first country in the world to eliminate the deadly virus.

Over 30,000 people have already benefitted from new drugs which cure hepatitis C being made available on the NHS over the last few years. As a result of this investment, the death rate from hepatitis C-related liver diseases has already fallen by more than 16% between 2015 and 2017. In the same period there were also 40% fewer liver transplants for patients with hepatitis C. More....