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    Allergy Drug May Have Potential Against Hep C
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    atti_editor posted:
    "Preliminary lab research suggests a hay fever drug that costs about 50 cents a pill has the potential to treat hepatitis C, a stubborn disease that has spawned drugs that sell for $1,000 a dose.

    It's too early to know if the antihistamine chlorcyclizine HCI will work in people as a treatment for hepatitis C. Still, the new research suggests that "the drug blocks the virus getting into cells and is different from the current hepatitis C drugs, which block viral replication."

    Moreover, "this drug complements the existing hepatitis C drugs and can be used in combination with them."

    Read the article above for more information on how it works, what challenges remain, and what steps are next.
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