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10 min ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

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.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Illinois, Illinois Government, Medicine, Alcoholism, Northwestern University, Rush University

3 hrs ago | The American Journal of Managed Care

$1,000 Sovaldi Now Hepatitis Treatment of Choice

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

7 hrs ago | Newsday

Pilot aims to tackle hepatitis C

Those behind it said Cornwall was chosen because population movement was minimal which would make assessing the success of the scheme much easier.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

11 hrs ago | Ghanamma.com

'Intensify Education On Hepatitis B'

Richard Kofi Boahen THINK HEALTH, a non-governmental organisation, has called for a more coordinated and integrated approach in Ghana in the fight against Hepatitis B in view of the devastating effects of the disease on the socio-economic fortunes of the country.

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Related Topix: Medicine, World News, Ghana, Africa, HIV/AIDS

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Nor'Wester

Number of hepatitis C cases rising in province

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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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Canada,

Illinoisreview

Illinois Medicaid death panel restricts who gets game-changing hepatitis drug

All posts, comments and statements made on IR are those of the authors only. Any disputes must be addressed to the writers, who are solely responsible for their posts, comments and statements.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry

Ghanamma.com

Okyeame Kwame Screens and Vaccinate 100s For Hepatitis B

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Science Daily

New pill regimens cure hardest-to-treat hepatitis C patients

Scientists have now identified a simple, pill-only treatment for hepatitis C that can cure 93 percent of patients in 12 weeks.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Medical News

New pill-only antiviral drug regimens could cure hardest-to-treat hepatitis C

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 .

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Related Topix: Health, Liver Cancer

Ledger-Enquirer.com

$1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

In less than six months, prescriptions for Sovaldi have eclipsed all other hepatitis C pills combined, according to new data from IMS Health.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Startups, Health Insurance, Medicaid

ABC News

$1,000 Pill Now Hepatitis C Treatment of Choice

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Beaver Countian

Calling for an end to the neglect of viral hepatitis

This article titled "Calling for an end to the neglect of viral hepatitis" was written by Charles Gore in Geneva, for theguardian.com on Monday 28th July 2014 14.51 UTC In December 2012 the global burden of disease project released its mortality data for 2010 .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Malaria

Mon Jul 28, 2014

ClickOnDetroit

Baby Boomers should be tested for Hepatitis C

Carmen: IN "GOOD HEALTH," GETTING TESTED FOR HEPATITIS B OVER AGE 50, THE ANSWER SHOULD BE YES.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Liver Cancer

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Hepatitis: Get tested

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, HIV/AIDS, Opinion

Health.com

8 Things You Didn't Know About Hepatitis

If you're like most people, you probably don't give your liver a second thought.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Tommy Lee, Pop/Rock, Food Poisoning, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

NewsOne

Hepatitis C: 5 Facts Every African American Needs To Know

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.

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

WUSA-TV Washington

Debate over cost of Hepatitis C pill

Sovaldi is a breakthrough drug for Hepatitis C patients, but some say the cost places a huge burden on everyone.

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Related Topix: Medicine, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Liver Cancer

Newswise

#WorldHepatitisDay: Experts Available

World Hepatitis Day takes place annually on July 28 and is dedicated to raising awareness of viral hepatitis and the illnesses it causes.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

AlertNet

Hepatitis: Asia's silent epidemic

A relative of a person suffering from Hepatitis-B helps him drink water at a hospital in Modasa, in India's western Gujarat state February 17, 2009.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Malaria, Liver Cancer

Medical Daily

World Hepatitis Day 2014: Genotype 1 Infections Account For 46% Of All Hepatitis C Cases

On Monday, July 28, the World Health Organization will look to raise awareness regarding treatment, prevention, screening, and control options for viral hepatitis and its related diseases through the global campaign, World Hepatitis Day .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics

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