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Fatty Liver due to NASH and Obeticholic Acid (Trade name: Ocaliva)
Lead Researcher: Jonathan Huang
Study participation is expected to last between 5-7 years. Participants will be randomized
to take either 10mg, 25mg, or a placebo pill once daily of the study medication. A
liver tissue biopsy is required up to 4 times over the course of the study, and 15
ultrasounds of your belly. Fasting blood work and vital signs will be taken at each
clinic visit. Questionnaires and an EKG of your heart will be periodically done at
clinic visits. All study medication and protocol required procedures are covered by
the clinical trial sponsor.
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