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Dr Tony Farrell is a general practitioner in Mount Maunganui and has a Fellowship in Addiction Medicine. He has a special interest...
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Three new oral medicine regimens for the treatment of hepatitis C, known as directly acting antivirals (DAAs), are fully subsidised...
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