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3 hrs ago | The St Paul Journal
Two women are trying to launch a class-action lawsuit against a Montreal-area hospital which is testing patients who underwent bariatric surgery and might have contracted HIV or hepatitis from an improperly sterilized surgical tool.
7 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com
After spending an estimated $16 million this fiscal year on Sovaldi, which holds promise for a cure for the liver-damaging disease, the state agency headed by Julie Hamos approved the restrictions July 10. The rules limit the drug to sicker patients and bar it for anyone with a recent history of drug or alcohol abuse.
10 hrs ago | The American Journal of Managed Care
The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.
14 hrs ago | Newsday
Those behind it said Cornwall was chosen because population movement was minimal which would make assessing the success of the scheme much easier.
Jana Hartson and Lindsay Collins put up a tent during an event to recognize World Hepatitis C Day at the Majestic Lawn in Corner Brook from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.
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Okyeame Kwame Foundation together with MDS Lancet Laboratories, Theobald Hepatitis B Foundation, Roche and Ridge Hospital RPD on Saturday, offered free hepatitis B screening and vaccination to hundreds of people at James Town - Mantse Abgona in Accra.
Scientists have now identified a simple, pill-only treatment for hepatitis C that can cure 93 percent of patients in 12 weeks.
Two new pill-only antiviral drug regimens could provide shorter, more effective treatment options with fewer side effects for the majority of patients infected with hepatitis C , even those most difficult to treat, according to the results of two studies published in The Lancet .
In less than six months, prescriptions for Sovaldi have eclipsed all other hepatitis C pills combined, according to new data from IMS Health.
A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.
Carmen: IN "GOOD HEALTH," GETTING TESTED FOR HEPATITIS B OVER AGE 50, THE ANSWER SHOULD BE YES.
As we mark World Hepatitis Day , it's important to acknowledge that more than 130,000 British Columbians are hepatitis B and/or C infected.
If you're like most people, you probably don't give your liver a second thought.
According to the CDC , hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease that ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness that attacks the liver.
Sovaldi is a breakthrough drug for Hepatitis C patients, but some say the cost places a huge burden on everyone.
World Hepatitis Day takes place annually on July 28 and is dedicated to raising awareness of viral hepatitis and the illnesses it causes.
Updated: Wed Jul 30, 2014 05:38 pm
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