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1 hr ago | Aidsmap

Interferon-free hepatitis C treatment works for people on methadone or buprenorphine

People with chronic hepatitis C who are using methadone or buprenorphine to manage opiate addiction can be safely and effectively treated with AbbVie's 3D all-oral direct-acting antiviral regimen plus ribavirin, resulting in a 97% cure rate, according to a report this week at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne.


Related Topix: Health, HIV/AIDS

2 hrs ago |

Health Commissioner to Residents: Know about Hepatitis, Know Your Status

July 25, 2014 - July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, one of only four World Health Organization disease-specific days.


Related Topix: Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

4 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

New Hepatitis C Treatment: $84K Per Three-Month Course. Say What?

Since the federal government already provides so much of the R&D funding for pharmaceutical companies, and Big Pharma really exploits its stranglehold on certain drugs, maybe it's time to talk about either federal price ceilings, partial ownership of drug profits -- or taking over completely.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, US News, Liberal Political News

4 hrs ago | Voice of America

World Hepatitis Day Highlights Global Scourge, Hopes for Treatment

Hepatitis is one of the top four communicable diseases in the world, with someone contracting the potentially fatal liver condition every 10 seconds.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Liver Cancer

5 hrs ago | Q-Notes

Science and Society: Let's Fight HIV and Hep C Together

Scientists and community members have striven to make their points and find common ground on this last full day of the XX International AIDS Conference on Thursday.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Startups, Food and Drug Administration, Prison

9 hrs ago | Worksop Guardian

Notts: County Council warn against the dangers of Hepatitis ahead of World Hepatitis Day

Notts County Council is marking World Hepatitis Day by reminding residents of the dangers posed by viral hepatitis, and the reasons that might have put people at risk of contracting it.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Liver Cancer

9 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

WaterFire to help raise awareness of hepatitis C

The checks are part of a campaign to eliminate hepatitis C in the state that is being spearheaded by Dr. Lynn Taylor.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Rhode Island

9 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Q&A: The new $84,000 hepatitis C drug

It's a long-term liver illness that can last for life, and the most severe cases could lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Liver Cancer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Travel

12 hrs ago | Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Progress Toward Prevention of Transfusion-Transmitted Hepatitis B and ...

Infections with hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus are major causes of morbidity and mortality globally, primarily because of sequelae of chronic liver disease including cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma .


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, HIV/AIDS, Malaria

16 hrs ago | WorthyNews

Breakthrough Drug That Cures Hepatitis C May Break Obamacare

A new drug called Solvaldi, created by Gilead Sciences', cures Hepatitis C, however it comes with a $84,000 price tag for a 12-week treatment course.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Vancouver Sun

Anti-HIV weapons should be used to fight hep C, researchers in Vancouver say

The Vancouver Sun launches Wine Critic for your smartphone, tablet and desktop computer, featuring wine picks, tips, videos, advice on food pairings and more from our expert Anthony Gismondi.


Related Topix: Canada, Medicine, Health, Infectious Diseases


Opinion: Hepatitis drugs save money in long run

A hepatitis C sufferer holds out his pills. The large one is Sovaldi, which costs $1,000 per pill but promises a hepatitis-free life.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Opinion

Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

World Hepatitis Day - July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014, marks the 4th annual World Hepatitis Day. Nearly 400 million persons are living with hepatitis B or hepatitis C, and more than 1 million die annually as a result of their infection.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Science Blog

Combination Antiretroviral Therapy Helps Treat Hepatitis C in HIV Patients

Treatment of HIV patients co-infected with the hepatitis C virus with an anti-retroviral drug therapy not only tackles HIV, but also reduces HCV replication, according to a new study led by a University of Cincinnati researcher.


Related Topix: Health, University of Cincinnati

City Council launches Hepatitis B Awareness Week

Dr. Loris Drepaul, from the Perry Avenue Family Medical Center, says the virus is transmitted through bodily fluids or people are born with it.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Vaccinations

The Washington Post

Miracle Cures Spur Demand for Access to $1,000 Hepatitis Pill

The powerful new hepatitis C drug that sent Gilead Sciences Inc.'s sales soaring last quarter is doing the same for the hopes of millions of patients.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Startups, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Business News

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Age

CDNA to ponder loosening guidelines on HIV-positive health practicioners

Aside from a group of protestors demanding a 'Robin Hood' tax to help fight AIDS , most delegates left buoyed by former US president Bill Clinton's keynote speech.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Dentistry

San Jose Mercury News

Biz Break: Gilead raking in massive cash from hepatitis C drug Sovaldi

Today: Gilead's expensive, breakthrough hepatitis drug gives a huge boost to profits and revenues.


Related Topix: Gilead Sciences, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Health, iPad App, iPhone App, Facebook, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, Startups, Social Software

HIV Meds May Also Help Control Hepatitis C, Study Finds

For patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C, HIV antiretroviral therapy may help control both viruses, a small study suggests.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, University of Cincinnati


Will controversial hepatitis C drug continue its blockbuster sales?

Gilead Sciences' $1,000-a-day hepatitis C pill is facing a firestorm of criticism from insurers and lawmakers, but none of those obstacles are likely to stop the Foster City company from reporting blockbuster revenues during the second quarter today.


Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Health, Startups, CGI Pharmaceuticals, Liver Cancer