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[Correspondence] Extending survival for people with hepatitis C using tobacco dependence treatment

The availability of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapies for hepatitis C virus (HCV) has led WHO to advocate for the elimination of HCV. However, a 2017 Cochrane review1 suggests that DAA treatment might not improve morbidity and mortality in people living with HCV: trials have shown no benefit on these endpoints, despite a sustained virological response. Stefan Wiktor and John Scott (July 8, p 107)2 state that longer term observational data are needed to assess mortality in people receiving DAA treatment for HCV.

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