Hepatitis C treatment for injecting drug users (Perspectives on drugs)


Transmitted through the sharing of needles, syringes and other injecting equipment, hepatitis C is the most common infectious disease among injecting drug users in Europe today.In this analysis, the EMCDDA looks at some of the positive advances in treating the disease, including a new generation of medicines.

Part of the ‘Perspectives on drugs’ (PODs) series, launched alongside the annual European Drug Report, these designed-for-the-web interactive analyses aim to provide deeper insights into a selection of important issues.

Note that the online version contains additional interactive or audiovisual material not available in the PDF version.

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Table of contents

  • Analysis: Hepatitis C treatment for injecting drug users
  • Video: hepatitis C treatment among injecting drug users
  • Facts and figures
  • Current treatment and new hepatitis C medicines