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Post Info TOPIC: Pegylated interferon now included on WHO (World Heath Organisation) Model Essential Medicines List


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Pegylated interferon now included on WHO (World Heath Organisation) Model Essential Medicines List
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Hepatitis treatment debuts on WHO Model Essential Medicines List

July 2013

For the first time, the WHO`s Model Essential Medicines List - a globally agreed list that helps individual nations identify priority medicines for their citizens - now includes pegylated interferon. The application to include interferon notes that a combination of interferon alfa 2a or 2b and ribavirin is the current first line treatment.

The 2013 edition of the WHO list (it is updated and issued every two years), provides an internationally recognizable set of safe, cost-effective medicines to help countries choose how to treat their most critical health needs.

Full article...

http://www.who.int/features/2013/hepatitis_essential_meds/en/



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Jill 

(71 yo, lives in UK)

Was Gen 3a, 

24wks Peg Ifn/Riba, Sep 2010 - Mch 2011

UND @ Wk.4, UND @ EOT, 

SVR Nov 2011 --> Still UND @ EOT + 4 yrs.

 

 

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