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3 hrs ago | US Pharmacist

Hepatitis C Alert: Baby Boomers Should Be Tested

In the United States, an estimated 3.2 million people are living with chronic hepatitis C virus infection, the potentially fatal liver disease.1 While anyone can get HCV, more than 75% of these are baby boomers - the generation born between 1945 and 1965.2 In 75% to 85% of persons initially infected with HCV, the disease becomes chronic; ... (more)

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Giving the gift of life

Port Alberni resident Maryann Rumney wants people to know that you don't have to wait until after you're dead to donate an organ to save someone.

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US Pharmacist

Management of Hepatitis C Genotype 1 Monoinfection

ABSTRACT: Hepatitis C is a common cause of end-stage liver disease in the United States.

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SBWire

"Comvax (Prophylactic Hepatitis B Virus Vaccines) - Forecast and...

Hepatitis B, which is caused by the hepatitis B virus , is characterized by acute or chronic inflammation of the liver.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Vaccinations

Food Quality News

Recalls: Hepatitis A, E.coli, glass and allergens

This week in the recall round-up gallery the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to Norway, Belgium, Germany, the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.

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Medical News Today

Mechanism helps explain persistence of hepatitis C virus

For your information: MNT accounts were not affected by the recent Heartbleed bug, as we were not running a vulnerable version of OpenSSL.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Reuters

England agrees funding for Gilead hepatitis C drug

Health authorities in England have approved an 18.7 million pound investment to provide Gilead Sciences' controversial new hepatitis C pill Sovaldi for seriously ill patients.

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

The Daily Star

How Hepatitis C can help Egypt's regime

A friend who is an epidemiologist called the other day: "Hey Maria, did you know you're living in the middle of an epidemic?" he asked.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Egypt, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Nursing, Opinion

The American Journal of Managed Care

Recent Trends in the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C

Sara C. Erickson, PharmD; Wenyi Qiu, MS; Crystal R. Maas-Patel, PharmD; Sharon M. Wang, PharmD, MS; and Bimal V. Patel, PharmD, MS Since the discovery of the hepatitis C virus in 1989, the chronically infected population has experienced dynamic change.

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Aidsmap

Sofosbuvir + new GS-5816 NS5A inhibitor is effective against hepatitis C genotypes 1-6

Our award-winning series of patient information booklets. Each title provides a comprehensive overview of one aspect of living with HIV.

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AlertNet

UnitedHealth: New hepatitis C drug costs far more than forecast

UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, said on Thursday it has spent more than $100 million to cover a pricey new hepatitis C drug from Gilead Sciences Inc, a higher cost than it expected by "multiples," sending shares in the sector lower.

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Related Topix: Beverages, United Group, Medicine, Health, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Aetna, Insurance, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare

Science Blog

Deaths from viral hepatitis surpass HIV/AIDS in many countries

Deaths from viral Hepatitis B and C have surpassed HIV/AIDS in many countries, including Australia and in Western Europe, according to an analysis of the 2010 Global Burden of Disease study.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Liver Cancer

HIV and Hepatitis

EASL 2014: BMS Dual Combo Cures 90% of Genotype 1b Hepatitis C in 24 Weeks

A combination of 2 direct-acting antivirals developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb , daclatasvir and asunaprevir, cured 90% of previously untreated people with genotype 1b hepatitis C in 24 weeks, without the need for pegylated interferon or ribavirin, Michael Manns of Hannover Medical School reported at the 49thEASL International Liver Congress in ... (more)

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SooToday

Column: SooToday.com welcomes Dr. W. Gifford-Jones

Starting today, Dr. W. Gifford-Jones will bring his popular weekly medical column to our site.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Vaccinations, Health, Chickenpox

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Hispanic Business

Reports from Gilead Sciences Inc Advance Knowledge in Hepatitis C Virus

Editor at Biotech Week -- New research on Liver Diseases and Conditions is the subject of a report.

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Hispanic Business

New Hepatitis C Virus Findings from American University Reported

A novel assay for the detection of hepatitis C virus RNA in serum specimens has been developed using magnetic nanoparticles and unmodified cationic gold nanoparticles ."

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Scientific American

Hepatitis C Drugs Not Reaching the Poor

Discovered in 1989, HCV infects an estimated 185 million people worldwide, more than 80% of whom live in low- and middle-income countries.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Knowledge Management, HIV/AIDS, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Foster City, CA, Malaria

HIV and Hepatitis

EASL 2014: Sofosbuvir + Ribavirin Safe and Effective for Hepatitis C...

Sofosbuvir plus ribavirin is a safe option that can lead to sustained response for people with advanced liver disease including those with decompensated cirrhosis and portal hypertension and patients who experience severe hepatitis recurrence after a liver transplant, researchers reported last week at the 49thEASL International Liver Congress in ... (more)

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Aidsmap

Adding interferon to nucleoside antivirals may improve response for people with chronic hepatitis B

Our award-winning series of patient information booklets. Each title provides a comprehensive overview of one aspect of living with HIV.

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Bellingham Herald

NC officials urge caution after Hepatitis A cases

The warning comes as officials help Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties respond after a case of Hepatitis A in a food handler.

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