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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.
The vaccines purchased by the Beijing Health Bureau will be used for the period from 2014 to 2016.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
In a July 3, 2014 photo, Chung Eang Lip and Pastor Nick Ficher-Broin sit in front of the Rochester Community and Technical College entrance in Rochester, Minn, where Lip is a student.
The issue is being released early to coincide with the International AIDS Conference.
Trinity Health filed its response this week to a lawsuit from ManorCare that alleges the health care provider is responsible for the disease outbreak discovered last year in Minot.
Dr Anthony Normeshie, Executive Director of the Health For All Herbal Clinic, has urged Ghanaians to take health screening seriously for the early detection of diseases.
Q: My son has a hepatitis C infection, based on a blood test. The doctor says he's OK now, but could someday become seriously ill.
Updated: Tue Jul 22, 2014 01:23 am
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