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3 hrs ago |

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

6 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago |

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

16 hrs ago | 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

17 hrs ago | 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

20 hrs ago |

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


Costly hepatitis C drugs could add $300 to every American's yearly premium, CVS says

Gilead Sciences' new hepatitis C drug receives as much praise for its healing powers as it receives criticism of its price, $84,000 for 12 weeks.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Retail, CVS, Startups, CGI Pharmaceuticals

Bellingham Herald

Possible unsafe practices found at W.Va. clinic

The investigation by West Virginia health officials found that, prior to November 2013, needles and syringes were reused at Valley Pain Management to administer pain medications and saline solutions, and the same pain medication vial was used for more than one patient, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the Ohio ... (more)


Related Topix: Virginia, West Virginia, Virginia Government, West Virginia Government, Infectious Diseases, Medicine


Gilead Sciences Under Investigation for Over-Charging for Hepatitis C Pill

Gilead Sciences of San Francisco is under investigation by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee for charging $84,000 for a 12 week course of a new drug to treat hepatitis C. Gilead sells the exact same course for $900 in poor countries like Egypt and India.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Health, Startups, Food and Drug Administration, Liver Cancer, US News, Liberal Political News


Sofosbuvir + ribavirin cures hepatitis C for more than 80% of people with HIV and HCV co-infection

An interferon-free regimen of sofosbuvir plus ribavirin for 24 weeks led to sustained hepatitis C virological response in 84 to 89% of HIV-positive people with chronic hepatitis C genotypes 1, 2, 3 or 4, according to results from the phase 3 PHOTON-2 study presented on Monday at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine, Australia, World News,

The Horse

Novel Hepatitis Viruses in Horses Reviewed

Barren Broodmare, can no longer have foals but has lots of go left. Could carry a pack or a small child.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nashville, TN

City's Top Hospitals Fail to Vaccinate Newborns Against Hep B, Study Shows

All babies should receive the hepatitis B vaccination as soon as they're born, federal officials say - but advocates say at some of the city's top hospitals hardly any newborns get the vaccine, putting them at risk of developing the disease.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, Pediatrics, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, Nursing


New Treatments for Hepatitis C announced at AIDS 2014

New treatments for Hepatitis C have been announced at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne that has shown to treat all people living with the virus and removed barriers for people living with HIV.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Norvir, Ritonavir (generic)


PHOTOS: Okyeame Kwame's Celebrity Car Wash

The Cahaya Car Spa located at East Legon was on Sunday was crowded by celebrities when Okyeame Kwame, the Rap Dacta, hosted the much publicised Celebrity Car Wash event.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Washington Post

Gilead Drug Combination Cures Hepatitis C in HIV Patients

Gilead Sciences Inc.'s Solvadi, controversial because of its price, helps cure hepatitis C in people with HIV, according to researchers who say the drug has the potential to limit a top cause of death in these patients.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Healthcare Law, Law, Infectious Diseases, Food and Drug Administration

Nerve News

New drug cures Hepatitis C in HIV patients

In a ray of hope for patients infected with both HIV and Hepatitis C, researchers have found that a combination drug therapy cures chronic Hepatitis C in majority of such patients.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Infectious Diseases, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration

Sat Jul 19, 2014

P&T Community

Simeprevir/Sofosbuvir Combo Wins Priority Review for Chronic Hepatitis C Infection

The FDA has assigned a "priority review" designation to a supplemental new drug application for the use of once-daily simeprevir , an NS3/4A protease inhibitor, in combination with sofosbuvir , an NS5B polymerase inhibitor, for 12 weeks of treatment in adult patients with genotype-1 chronic hepatitis C infection.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Healthcare Law, Law