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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago |

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

10 hrs ago | 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

The Willits News

Hepatitis C: Older Americans are at risk

Hepatitis C can seriously damage the liver and can be fatal. Older people are more likely to have been exposed to Hepatitis C, but many older Americans are not aware that they need to be tested for it.


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

Large hepatitis outbreak reaches 47 cases, podiatry company denies ManorCare's charges

The number of people infected in a wide-scale North Dakota Hepatitis C outbreak has risen, state health officials say.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Sofosbuvir and ribavirin for Hepatitis C in patients with HIV coinfection

This week's publication of the Journal of the American Medical Association determines the rates of HCV eradication, and adverse events in patients with HCV-HIV coinfection receiving sofosbuvir and ribavirin treatment.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Canada NewsWire

'Deal with it' documentary Exposes Canada's Hidden Hepatitis C Epidemic

Despite feeling in top physical shape, the war veteran discovered he had hepatitis C - a disease he had been living with for 28 years - and was facing imminent liver failure unless he received a liver transplant.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Liver Cancer, Infectious Diseases

Meningitis diagnosis prompted W.Va. clinic probe

Health officials in Ohio and West Virginia advised patients of Valley Pain Management in McMechen on Monday to be tested for blood-borne infections.


Related Topix: McMechen, WV, Health

Kenmore Reporter

Snohomish Health District offers tests to prevent hepatitis

The Snohomish Health District works to prevent and limit the spread of viral hepatitis by testing and offering vaccines to people most at risk.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Snohomish, WA, Snohomish County, WA, Everett, WA

Washington Times

Minot hepatitis C outbreak now up to 47 cases

State health officials say an additional case has been linked to a hepatitis C outbreak in Minot, bringing the total to 47. Forty-five of the cases have been in former or current residents of the ManorCare nursing home.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Photos: Celebrities wash cars to support fight against Hepatitis B

The celebrities turned up at Okyeame Kwame's 'Celebrity Car Wash' at the Cahaya Car Spa, East Legon on Sunday, July 20 to help raise funds to fight the dreadful Hepatitis B an infectious illness of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus .


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Daily Press & Argus

Why $1,000 a pill for hepatitis drug?

In the good-news/bad-news world of blockbuster drugs, the latest is the launch of Sovaldi, a drug to treat hepatitis C. Sovaldi comes with a cure rate as high as 90 percent for a disease that afflicts 3 million people in the United States, and with fewer complications than previous treatments.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Republican, Chuck Grassley, Cancer, Opinion

The Hill

Defending Big Pharma

For Lori Reilly, vice president for policy and research at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America , the constant struggle to find new cures and treatments hits close to home.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Health, Medicare, Medicaid

Ukrainian conflict cuts patients off from life-saving drugs

FOR the first time many Australians are catching a glimpse of another side of Tony Abbott and a begrudging respect is emerging.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Medicine

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania must do more to fight the epidemic of hepatitis C

Pennsylvania lawmakers have an opportunity when they come back into session to take decisive action against a disease that has become known as the "silent killer" - a disease that poses a grave threat to Pennsylvania's baby boomer population.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Liver Cancer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Opinion


Sinovac Biotech Ltd. Receives Tender To Supply Inactivated Hepatitis...

The vaccines purchased by the Beijing Health Bureau will be used for the period from 2014 to 2016.


Related Topix: Health, Influenza, Bird Flu, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu