This supplement to The American Journal of Managed Care contains information on hepatitis C, including prevalence, risk factors, complications, and treatment options.
Bruce R. Bacon, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
John G. McHutchison, MDAssociate Professor of Medicine
Duke Clinical Research Institute and
Duke University Medical Center
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The American Journal of Managed Care
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