A chronic viral infection of the liver
By Scott Roberts
(HealthDay News) –Mavyret (glecaprevir and pibrentasvir) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with certain types of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV).
The combination drug is the first approved therapy for hepatitis C to require as few as eight weeks of treatment, the FDA said in a news release. Other therapies require treatment of 12 weeks or longer.
“This approval provides a shorter treatment duration for many patients, and also a treatment option for certain patients . . . who were not successfully treated