• Study shows benefits of treating opioid addiction, HCV at same time

    9 days ago - By Healio

    Data from a recent study showed the benefits of initiating opioid agonist therapy and hepatitis C treatment at the same time in patients with opioid use disorder and ongoing injection drug use. Benefits included a high rate of SVR and lower rates of drug use, HIV risk-taking behaviors and overdose.
    In the ANCHOR study, Elana Rosenthal, MD, assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Institute of Human Virology, and colleagues treated 100 patients with chronic HCV, opioid use disorder and ongoing injection drug use with sofosbuvir/velpatasvir for 12weeks and
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