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  •  Also important science/health news for boomers (4+ / 0-)

    with  chronic HCV infection, new, non interferon, low to no side effect, all oral meds due to be approved in December.

    Articles on the new meds abound, but I like this one especially.

    Necessary PSA
    If you were born between '45 and '65, (some researchers say '75) it's a good idea to get tested.
    There are a lot of risk factors beyond IV drug use that touch almost everyone.

    Now is a good time to get tested because the new meds (98% cure rate) are going to make it easy to rid your body of the virus for good. A positive diagnosis is not as scary as it once was. :)

    The downside is it will probably still be hugely expensive.
    BigPharm stands to make a killing on this.

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