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3 hrs ago | Reuters

Senators ask Gilead to explain cost of Sovaldi hepatitis drug

Two members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, including Chairman Ron Wyden, on Friday asked Gilead Sciences Inc to defend the more than $80,000 cost of its breakthrough new treatment for hepatitis C, citing the expense to federal healthcare programs.

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Related Topix: Gilead Sciences, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Health, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, US Politics, Startups

3 hrs ago | Reuters

Senators ask Gilead to explain cost of Sovaldi hepatitis drug

Two members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, including Chairman Ron Wyden, on Friday asked Gilead Sciences Inc to defend the more than $80,000 cost of its breakthrough new treatment for hepatitis C, citing the expense to federal healthcare programs.

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Related Topix: Gilead Sciences, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Health, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, US Politics, Startups, Republican, Chuck Grassley

4 hrs ago | Forbes.com

How Gilead Sciences Can Deliver A Double: Part Two

Last month, Eugene Groysman made the case that Gilead Sciences can double its stock price because of high demand for its new Hepatitis-C drug, Sovaldi, even though it costs $84,000 per treatment.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Health, Financial Markets, Business News

9 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Telemedicine for patients with chronic liver diseases

Although telemedicine could improve the quality of life of patients with chronic liver diseases, viable home care systems are still lacking.

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Related Topix: Medicine, World News, Germany

Thu Jul 10, 2014

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Chino liver recipient to compete in Transplant Games in Houston

CHINO >> Daniel Luevanos, 55, will be competing in the national Transplant Games in Houston starting today representing Southern California, but his journey to this point has been anything but smooth.

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Related Topix: California, Medicine, Family, Kids

Fox News

Split liver transplants as successful as whole organ transplants, study finds

Of the nearly 16,000 people on waiting lists for a liver transplant, approximately 10 percent die before they are chosen for surgery.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery

The New Zealand Herald

Five promising steps forward in HIV science

Maintaining the momentum of scientific discoveries and breakthroughs is critical to preventing further HIV infections, improving care for the 35 million people living with HIV and because other critical global health priorities compete for funding in our fiscally-constrained world.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Human Sexuality, Medicine

The Telegraph

Campaign on hepatitis kicks off

Imphal, July 10: The Hepatitis-C co-infection among drug users and people living with HIV in Manipur has become a serious health problem with the state government groping in the dark to tackle the situation, experts said.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, HIV/AIDS

The Las Vegas Sun

Court says man who contracted hepatitis cannot sue Medicare insurer

In a split decision, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled today that a Las Vegas man cannot sue a health maintenance organization for sending him to the clinic where there was an outbreak of hepatitis in 2008.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Medicine, Las Vegas, NV

The Bennington Banner

Health department tracking hepatitis C cases

More than 600 Vermonters have chronic hepatitis C. The disease was the second most commonly tracked by public health officials last year, according to data from the Vermont Department of Health.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Vermont, Vermont Government, Health Insurance

PhysOrg Weblog

EU nations join forces against 'exorbitant' hepatitis C drug: France

France said Thursday it has joined forces with 13 other European countries to negotiate a lower price for a promising new hepatitis C drug that has drawn controversy for its astronomical cost.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Social Security, Personal Finance

The Jersey Journal

NJ doctor raises hepatitis B awareness as a new recommendation is issued

Su Wang, medical director of The Center for Asian Health at Saint Barnabas, in her West Orange office.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, West Orange, NJ, Orange, NJ, Liver Cancer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Control Group

HIV and Hepatitis

Interferon-free Daclatasvir + Asunaprevir Approved in Japan for Hepatitis C

Bristol-Myers Squibb's all-oral dual regimen of daclatasvir plus asunaprevir has been approved for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C in Japan, where most people are infected with HCV genotype 1b, the company announced this week.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Biotech, Bristol Myers Squibb, Healthcare Industry, Bloomsbury Publishing, Publishing, Media, Medarex, Food and Drug Administration

SFGate

Bay Area arts news, July 10

Choreographer Enrico Labayen, who has hepatitis C, will dance, health permitting, a new solo to the classic 1944 Billie Holiday recording of "I'll Be Seeing You" during a benefit for his care.

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Related Topix: Arts, Dance, Medicine, Health, The Mission (San Francisco, CA), Richmond (San Francisco, CA), Entertainment

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Forbes.com

Medical Breakthroughs And Credit Markets

Since introduction of its new breakthrough drug Sovaldi, which comes close to "curing" Hepatitis C, Gilead has been under intense public scrutiny because the three-month course of therapy "is too expensive."

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Related Topix: Medicine, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Pizza Marketplace

Papa John's agrees to cover hepatitis A costs from corporate store

A North Carolina-based, company-owned Papa John's location has been identified as the original source of a hepatitis A outbreak that happened in late March/early April.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Mecklenburg County, NC, Charlotte, NC

Hispanic Business

Patent Issued for Oral Fluid Rapid Assay for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)...

Chronic disease develops in 60-85% of patients, with cirrhosis representing a major hallmark of HCV infection.

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Related Topix: Health, Inventions, Science / Technology, Recreational Vehicle, Hallmark

Hispanic Business

'Steatohepatitis-Liver Cancer Model Animal' in Patent Application Approval Process

The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Previously, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease was believed to be a benign disease that does not progress.

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Related Topix: Liver Cancer, Health, Inventions, Science / Technology, Medicine, Diabetes, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

SBWire

Safety Syringes Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Volume,...

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Safety Syringes Market Global Industry Analysis, Size, Volume, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global safety syringes market was valued at USD 3.41 billion in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.7% from 2013 to 2019, to reach an estimated value ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

BioSpace

FDA Chides Gilead Sciences, Inc. Over A Paid Search Link

Last month, the FDA took a much-anticipated step by issuing guidelines for drug makers that want to use social media, including examples of how to run paid search links on Google.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Startups, Google, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Health

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