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Treating Chronic Hepatitis C Infection in Primary Care - Medscape - Medscape



Treating Chronic Hepatitis C Infection in Primary Care - Medscape 
Medscape
Development of safe and effective interferon-free direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) began in 2011, sparking a dramatic transformation in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Now, patients and their care providers can reasonably ...
Injection Drug Users Benefit from Hepatitis C Treatment Specialty Pharmacy Times
HIV & AIDS Information :: Hepatitis C treatment highly effective in ... aidsmap

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Idaho budget panel OKs $3M for inmate hepatitis C cure - Sacramento Bee



Idaho budget panel OKs $3M for inmate hepatitis C cure 
Sacramento Bee
Idaho's legislative budget writers on Thursday approved about $3 million for treating inmates with severe liver disease as well as half a million dollars to add 99 beds to the state's prison system as inmate populations continue to rise amid rapid ...

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Rise in Hepatitis C Mirrors Injection Opioid Use Increase - Specialty Pharmacy Times



Rise in Hepatitis C Mirrors Injection Opioid Use Increase 
Specialty Pharmacy Times
A jump in acute hepatitis C infection (HCV) in the United States dovetails with a similar increase in injection of opioids, with young adults hit hardest by the combined health threats, new analysis shows. Research from the CDC found that acute HCV ...

 


Swelling prison population, inmate hep-C treatment costs take budget bite - The Spokesman-Review (blog)



The Spokesman-Review (blog)
 
Swelling prison population, inmate hep-C treatment costs take budget bite 
The Spokesman-Review (blog)
Rep. Rick Youngblood, R-Nampa, left, the House vice-chair of the Legislature's joint budget committee, proposed the successful motion to fund immediate prison-bed expansions, on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. From right are budget panel members Reps. Sage ...

 


Genedrive shifts into higher gear as hepatitis C test enters new markets - Proactive Investors UK



Proactive Investors UK
 
Genedrive shifts into higher gear as hepatitis C test enters new markets 
Proactive Investors UK
Now that Genedrive PLC (LON:GDR) has the green light to market its fast-acting hepatitis C (HCV) ID Kit in Europe, the anticipated commercialisation stage of the company is well underway. The EU Medical Devices Directive awarded CE IVD certification ...

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Malaysia wins award for access to affordable hepatitis C medicine - The Star Online



Malaysia wins award for access to affordable hepatitis C medicine 
The Star Online
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has received the Leadership Award in Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines for invoking the Sofosbuvir compulsory licence to gain access to hepatitis C medicine at an affordable price. The Malaysian Government received ...

 


Hepatitis C treatment highly effective in harder-to-treat people with HIV co-infection, Spanish real-life study shows - aidsmap



Hepatitis C treatment highly effective in harder-to-treat people with HIV co-infection, Spanish real-life study shows 
aidsmap
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment using direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) is highly effective and safe in harder-to-treat people with HIV co-infection, Spanish researchers report in AIDS. A sustained virological response (SVR), or cure, was observed in ...

 


Hepatitis C Antigen Testing Could Simplify, Improve Treatment - Specialty Pharmacy Times



Hepatitis C Antigen Testing Could Simplify, Improve Treatment 
Specialty Pharmacy Times
Serologic detection of hepatitis C virus antigen (HCV-Ag) could replace the previous detection standard of molecular HCV-RNA in the era of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), as DAA effectiveness in treating HCV is not predicted by baseline HCV-RNA levels ...

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Hepatitis C: '6,000 in Wales have virus without knowing' - BBC News - BBC News



BBC News
 
Hepatitis C: '6,000 in Wales have virus without knowing' - BBC News 
BBC News
A charity warns sharing a toothbrush or hair clippers increases people's risk of getting the virus.
Around 6,000 people in Wales 'do not know they have hepatitis C ... ITV News

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PhRMA is angered by Colombia's move to cut prices for hepatitis C drugs - STAT



STAT
 
PhRMA is angered by Colombia's move to cut prices for hepatitis C drugs 
STAT
n the latest battle between drug makers and the Colombian government, an industry trade group has asked the Colombian health minister to scrap a move that is designed to unilaterally lower the prices of hepatitis C drugs or, eventually, issue ...