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23 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

8 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Health

8 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Biotech, Bristol Myers Squibb, Healthcare Industry, Genetics

18 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Journalism

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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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

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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Related Topix: Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

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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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, HIV/AIDS

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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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Information Technology

Research and Markets: Twinrix (Prophylactic Hepatitis B Virus...

Twinrix [Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B Vaccine] is GSK's bivalent combination vaccine that protects children, adolescents, and adults against disease caused by HAV and acute and chronic infections caused by all known strains of HBV.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Vaccinations, Science / Technology, Cloud Computing

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Stanford

Mice with human livers would have saved lives if used in toxicology testing, study shows

Gary Peltz helped bioengineer a line of mice whose livers were largely replaced with human liver cells, giving researchers a better model for assessing whether drugs might be toxic to human livers.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Pharmacology, Health, Stanford University

The Motley Fool

How Much Has Merck Shaken Up the Hepatitis C Race?

Now the question seems to be shifting to just how much share rivals like AbbVie showed a 98% SVR12 in genotype-1, treatment-naive patients.

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Infection Control Today

Mechanism Helps Explain Persistence of Hepatitis C Virus

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a mechanism that explains why people with the hepatitis C virus get liver disease and why the virus is able to persist in the body for so long.

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ThinkProgress

'Major Breakthrough' In Hepatitis C Treatment Is Way Too Expensive For Anyone To Afford

Solvadi, a new drug that can help combat hepatitis C, is being hailed as a " turning point " in the treatment of the liver disease.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Startups, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Henry Waxman, Frank Pallone, Diana DeGette

News12.com

Health dept. offers vaccines amid hepatitis scare

The Health Dept will offer free Hepatitis A vaccines to restaurant patrons and employees starting Saturday, April 12 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, April 13 from 11a.m.-3 p.m. and Monday, April 14 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Rockland County Fire Training Center, 35 Firemens Memorial Drive in Pomona 845-364-2997 NYACK - The Rockland County Health ... (more)

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Related Topix: Health, Rockland County, NY, Pomona, NY, Nyack, NY, Vaccinations

Aidsmap

AbbVie 3-drug combination cures 92%-96% of cirrhotic hepatitis C patients

The largest study of new direct-acting antivirals yet conducted in hepatitis C genotype 1 patients with compensated cirrhosis has shown that it is possible to cure between 92% and 96% of patients with cirrhosis, regardless of previous treatment history, within 12 to 24 weeks, according to results of the TURQUOISE-II study presented at the ... (more)

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