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Expanding Hepatitis C testing to all adults is cost-effective and improves outcomes

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Boston Medical Center) According to a new study, screening all adults for hepatitis C (HCV) is a cost-effective way to improve clinical outcomes of HCV and identify more infected people compared to current recommendations. Using a simulation model, researchers from Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Stanford University found that this expanded screening would increase life expectancy and quality of life while remaining cost-effective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

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5-Question Quiz on HCV

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:50:46 +0100

It's a short quiz but it covers a broad range of knowledge about testing, treatment, and drug choices in persons with HCV infection. (Source: ConsultantLive)






National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan 2017-2020 Partner Planning Guide

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:40:15 +0100

A tool designed for use by individuals, groups, and organizations that are conducting strategic planning efforts for hepatitis B (HBV) and/or hepatitis C (HCV). (Source: PHPartners.org)



Exclusive: Nurses set to lead ‘revolution’ in haemophilia care

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:39:00 +0100

Nursing is set to be at the forefront of “revolutionary” changes in haemophilia care, but the profession still carries a burden of “guilt” from the contaminated blood scandal that saw hundreds of NHS patients infected with HIV and hepatitis C, according to a leading specialist nurse. (Source: Nursing Times)



Sofosbuvir Regimens Benefit Hard to Treat Patients with Both HIV and Hepatitis C

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 02:38:07 +0100

Favorable results seen with sofosbuvir-containing regimens in these complex patients need to be tempered with the high potential for adverse drug interactions. (Source: ConsultantLive)

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Hepatitis C: Toward New Public Health Models to Improve Detection and Treatment

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 01:44:27 +0100

A community health model based on direct treatment via primary care epxanded detection and treatment of HCV and also increased life expectancy.   (Source: ConsultantLive)



Compounds isolated from rattlesnake venom show activity against hepatitis C virus

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Studies conducted by Brazilian researchers and published in PLOS ONE and Scientific Reports also found compounds derived from Brazilian plants to be promising against hepatitis C. In spite of the virus' resistance, tests yielded a sharp decline in viral activities such as reproduction and cell invasion. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Gilead Sciences: Investors Are Betting On A Better 2019

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 20:26:00 +0100

Shares of Gilead Sciences are on the rise, even after the drug maker issued low 2018 sales projections for its hepatitis C franchise. The Street sees better times ahead. Here's why. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Medical News Today: Diagnosing hepatitis C with the hepatitis C antibody test

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0100

Learn about the hepatitis C antibody test, which is used to detect when someone has had the hepatitis C virus. What do the results mean? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Gilead fourth-quarter hepatitis C drug sales plummet, sees further slowdown

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 22:53:10 +0100

(Reuters) - Gilead Sciences Inc on Tuesday said fourth-quarter sales of its flagship hepatitis C drugs fell by more than half amid increased competition, and the company forecast a further slowdown for the current year. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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The Country ’s First Safe Injection Facility May Soon Open in Philadelphia. Here’s What You Need to Know

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:20:47 +0100

Last month, supervised injection facilities, also known as safe injection facilities (SIFs), were thrust back into the news when Philadelphia officials announced the city would likely become the first in the U.S. to adopt the controversial tactic for fighting opioid abuse. SIFs, which currently operate in Canada, Europe and Australia, offer drug users a place to use heroin and other narcotics under the supervision of medical professionals. (SIFs do not provide drugs, nor do their employees inject users directly.) Proponents say they can help curb overdose deaths, improve injection hygiene and expand access to addiction treatment. Adversaries, meanwhile, argue that they condone and enable illicit drug use. Here’s what you need to know about the debate around SIFs. Where are there cur...



How viruses disarm the immune system

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(McGill University) How do viruses that cause chronic infections, such as HIV or hepatitis c virus, manage to outsmart their hosts' immune systems? The answer to that question has long eluded scientists, but new research from McGill University has uncovered a molecular mechanism that may be a key piece of the puzzle. The discovery could provide new targets for treating a wide range of diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Hatchet enzyme, enabler of sickness and of health, exposed by neutron beams

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Georgia Institute of Technology) A pioneering glimpse at an enzyme inside elusive cell membranes illuminates a player in cell health but also in hepatitis C and in Alzheimer's. With neutron beams, researchers open a portal into the hidden world of intramembrane proteins, which a third of the human genome is required to create. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)



Medical News Today: What is the relation between baby boomers and hepatitis C?

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 17:00:00 +0100

Learn about the relationship between baby boomers and hepatitis C, and why people born between 1945 and 1965 should be tested for the disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Engaging Active Drug Users about Hepatitis C: from Testing through Cure and Beyond

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 12:42:02 +0100

February 6, 2018 3:00-4:30pm ET.(National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable) (Source: PHPartners.org)

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NHS England sets out plans to be first in the world to eliminate hepatitis C

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100

England could be the first country in the world to eliminate hepatitis C, under ambitious plans announced by the NHS. (Source: NHS Networks)



NHS bids to banish hepatitis C by 2025

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 02:14:47 +0100

The NHS is planning for England to be the first country in the world to eliminate Hepatitis C with health leaders saying they can eliminate the disease by 2025. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Medical News Today: HCV RNA PCR test: Qualitative and quantitative results

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0100

The HCV RNA PCR test is a blood test used to diagnose hepatitis C and measure the level of the hepatitis C virus in the bloodstream. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Medical News Today: What to eat if you have hepatitis C

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 19:00:00 +0100

Hepatitis C can damage the liver and lead to cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver. Damage to the liver may mean that a person needs to modify their diet. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Medical News Today: What is acute hepatitis C and is it serious?

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0100

Learn about acute hepatitis C, the form of the disease that occurs within 2 weeks to 6 months of exposure to the v írus. We look at symptoms and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Repurposed drug found to be effective against Zika virus

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 12:00:00 +0100

In both cell cultures and mouse models, a drug used to treat Hepatitis C effectively protected and rescued neural cells infected by the Zika virus - and blocked transmission of the virus to mouse fetuses. Writing in the current online issue of the journal Scientific Reports, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Brazil and elsewhere, say their findings support further investigation of using the repurposed drug as a potential treatment for Zika-infected adults, including pregnant women. (Source: World Pharma News)



Viral replication discovery could spur new broad-spectrum antivirals

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Morgridge Institute for Research) Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research have discovered a new Achilles heel in the replication process of positive-strand RNA viruses, a class responsible for health threats such as Zika, polio, chikungunya and hepatitis C. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Hepatitis C Infection: Updated Information for Front Line Workers in Primary Care Settings

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:25:05 +0100

February 14, 2018 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)



Co-managing HIV, Hepatitis C, and Opioid Abuse Co-managing HIV, Hepatitis C, and Opioid Abuse

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:52:06 +0100

Treating or even curing these infections isn't enough. Without treatment for opioid abuse, the patient will die.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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The Linked Epidemics of Opioid Addiction and Hepatitis C

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:14:37 +0100

For February 2018,AJPH showcases articles on acute hepatitis C virus and opioid use, the effect of Medicaid expansions on early-stage cancer diagnoses, menu-labeling regulations for restaurants, and trends in illicit cigarette use in Brazil. Articles may require a subscription to view. (Source: PHPartners.org)



Risks for Hepatitis B Reactivation with Newer Hep C Treatments Detailed

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:41:50 +0100

About a quarter of patients with chronic hepatitis B infection experience reactivation of the virus when they receive direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for hepatitis C... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)



Treating Chronic Hepatitis C Infection in Primary Care Treating Chronic Hepatitis C Infection in Primary Care

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:14:15 +0100

New treatment guidelines aim to support primary care clinicians in the treatment of hepatitis C infection.Medscape HIV/AIDS (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Implementation Strategies and the Uptake of Hepatitis C Treatment in VA

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:01:57 +0100

February 1, 2018 12:00-1:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)



Psoriasis Improved Following Hepatitis C Treatment

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:05:35 +0100

One man's psoriasis lesions cleared following treatment for chronic hepatitis C infection with direct-acting antivirals. The case report appears in the Annals of Internal... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)

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Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on City and Local Health Departments Combatting HCV (Hepatitis C Virus) and Other Infectious Diseases

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:24:23 +0100

National Association of County and City Health Officials. 07/11/2017 This one-hour, six-minute presentation, from the 2017 National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Annual Conference, discusses how city and local health departments are dealing with the increase of infectious disease cases because of the opioid epidemic, and the actionable steps they are taking for early diagnosis. Speakers'topics include the implementation of a new program for rapid hepatitis C testing in the local public health context, and the intersection of overdose opioid use disorder and hepatitis C virus in Pennsylvania. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



Public health-primary care testing has high uptake, doesn't identify hidden hepatitis C

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(American Academy of Family Physicians) A strategy to test the general population for hepatitis B and C viruses in areas of high prevalence had high test uptake but did not detect hidden chronic hepatitis C infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



NPPA lens on five pharma companies for Hepatitis C drug overcharge

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 18:20:19 +0100

NPPA has sent show-cause notices to these companies alleging overcharging for the combination drug used to treat the potentially fatal Hepatitis C virus that harms the liver. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)



Study Backs Hepatitis C Treatment in Injection Drug Users

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 05:44:34 +0100

Use of sofosbuvir-velpatasvir to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in injection drug users usually leads to a sustained virologic response at 12 weeks... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)



From Retirement to the Front Lines of Hepatitis C Treatment From Retirement to the Front Lines of Hepatitis C Treatment

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 21:23:35 +0100

This doctor came out of retirement with the goal of treating every patient at high risk for hepatitis C he encounters. The problem is finding them.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Increase in Hepatitis C Infections Linked to Worsening Opioid Crisis

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 15:57:22 +0100

New CDC research suggests that the recent steep increase in cases of acute hepatitis C virus infection is associated with increases in opioid injection. (Source: PHPartners.org)



Barriers to Hepatitis C Treatment in the Era of DAAs Barriers to Hepatitis C Treatment in the Era of DAAs

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 05:14:42 +0100

Direct-acting anti-virals are safe and highly effective treatments for hepatitis C virus. So why aren't they being prescribed more extensively?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



The prevalence of occupational health-related problems in dentistry: A review of the literature.

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 16:30:00 +0100

CONCLUSION:Occupational health-related problems are still prevalent in current dentistry practice, despite changes in equipment and surgery design. The reported prevalence of occupational related-health problems and other findings of investigative studies highlight the need for continuous professional education and a need to improve clinical practice aspects of dentistry curricula. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)



Opioid crisis trims U.S. life expectancy, boosts hepatitis C: CDC

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 23:07:13 +0100

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The opioid crisis is rippling through the U.S. healthcare system, causing a spike in rates of hepatitis C related to increased opioid injections and reducing overall life expectancy among Americans, which has fallen for the second year in a row, U.S. health officials said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Medical News Today: When to get tested for hepatitis C after exposure

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:00:00 +0100

Learn what the window period is for hepatitis C infection, and when someone should consider testing. We look at available tests and when symptoms appear. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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ParMedQuest invests in helparound, will co-market HIV, Hepatitis C management app

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 19:55:19 +0100

Healthcare management company PharMedQuest announced last week that it has made a strategic investment in helparound, an Israeli company which makes an app that supports and connects patients with chronic conditions. The companies have also made an agreement to co-market the mobile app, called ACE, to speciality pharmaceutical companies and patient hubs.   (Source: mobihealthnews)



PharMedQuest invests in helparound, will co-market HIV, Hepatitis C management platform

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 19:55:19 +0100

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated that ACE was the name of the mobile app. ACE is the name of PharMedQuest's customer relationship management platform and not the mobile app.   (Source: mobihealthnews)



Hepatitis C (HCV, Hep C)

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Hepatitis C (HCV, Hep C)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)



Should uninfected patients accept hepatitis C-infected livers to reduce waiting time?

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0100

(Massachusetts General Hospital) A modeling study by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators finds that the availability of directly-acting antiviral drugs to treat hepatitis C virus infection could allow the transplantation of livers from HCV-positive donors into HCV-negative recipients without posing undue risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



MSF Challenges Gilead ’s Hepatitis C Patent Application in China

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 20:37:34 +0100

Press releaseMSF Challenges Gilead ’s Hepatitis C Patent Application in ChinaDecember 18, 2017The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has filed a patent challenge in China to block Gilead’s patent application for the combination of two key oral hepatitis C medicines, sofosbuvir and velpatasvir. (Source: MSF News)

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Medical News Today: Hepatitis C outside the body and other virus facts

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0100

In this article, we take a look at how long the hepatitis C virus can survive outside the body, and how this impacts on transmission risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Why your manicure could leave you at risk of hepatitis C

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:53:37 +0100

Rutgers School of Public Health researchers also suggested that many of the workers, who were primarily of Asian descent, avoided using personal protective equipment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Treating the New Hep C Generation on Their Turf Treating the New Hep C Generation on Their Turf

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:37:58 +0100

One Northern California physician is a foot soldier in the fight against a surge of hepatitis C, mainly among young drug users who share infected needles.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Hepatitis C: State of Medicaid Access

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:51:48 +0100

Report examines state-level discrimination in Medicaid care for people living with Hepatitis C.(National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable) (Source: HSR Information Central)

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FDA Drug Safety Communication: Updated information on drug interactions between Victrelis (boceprevir) and certain boosted HIV protease inhibitor drugs

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:04:00 +0100

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is notifying the public that co-administration of Victrelis (boceprevir), a hepatitis C virus (HCV) protease inhibitor, along with certain ritonavir-boosted human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) protease inhibitors, is not recommended at this time because of the possibility of reducing the effectiveness of the medicines, permitting the amount of HCV or HIV virus in the blood (viral load) to increase. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)



Rohingya Refugees: The Woes of Women – Part One

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:58:48 +0100

Rohingya women of Balukhali camp embarking on the trek to the toilets. Credit: Umer Aiman Khan/IPSBy Sohara Mehroze ShachiCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 7 2017 (IPS)Afia* lines up her bucket every morning in the refugee camp for water delivery from humanitarian relief workers. On one particularly sweltering day, she kept four water pitchers in a row with gaps between them, hoping to insert another empty container in the space when the water arrived.When another refugee saw this, she kicked away Afia’s pitchers, and a raging quarrel broke out. That night, the woman’s local boyfriend attacked Afia in her house, kicking her in the belly and hitting her mercilessly with a chair. Afia kept mum about the incident as her assailant threatened to kidnap and rape her in the jungle if she sought ar...



Medical News Today: Can hepatitis C be transmitted through oral sex?

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:00:00 +0100

Hepatitis C is a viral disease and is contagious — is it possible to contract hepatitis C from oral sex? Learn how to prevent transmission. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Hepatitis C

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 07:00:00 +0100

(Hep C, HCV) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)



Current and Future Medications for Hepatitis C

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Hepatitis C Medications (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)

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Drug-Related Behavioral Issues Pose Health Risks to EMS Providers

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 19:24:00 +0100

Drug-related behavioral outbursts pose health risk to providers You and your partner are dispatched to a restroom in a public park for a 26-year-old unresponsive male. Bystanders had called 9-1-1 after finding the man. On arrival, you initially find "Patient A" obtunded, but he begins to respond as he's moved, so you and your partner can provide medical care. As he becomes more alert, the patient becomes increasingly agitated and aggressive. He begins to intentionally strike his head on the floor, causing his upper lip and mouth to bleed. Attempting to load him onto the stretcher, he bites your partner's finger, causing a rip in his glove and breaking the skin on the finger. Patient "B" You arrive in response to a request by law enforcement officers to treat a 23-year-...



Hepatitis C ‘treatment as prevention’ strategy examined in new study

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 21:04:19 +0100

New findings by Yale researchers indicate that expanding hepatitis C treatment improves the effectiveness of prevention efforts for some high-risk individuals. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)



Long-ago risks haunt more boomers; Hepatitis C diagnoses skyrocket

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 13:55:12 +0100

Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center is putting new emphasis on testing in the age group. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



HCC in Chronic HBV vs Chronic HCV After Virologic Response HCC in Chronic HBV vs Chronic HCV After Virologic Response

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 05:14:45 +0100

Does the achievement of virologic response modify the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma differently in patients with chronic hepatitis B as compared to those with chronic hepatitis C?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Cost-effectiveness of DAAs for Hepatitis C Genotypes 2-6 Cost-effectiveness of DAAs for Hepatitis C Genotypes 2-6

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:14:55 +0100

Direct-acting antivirals have dramatically improved options for HCV therapy, but their high cost remains a barrier. At what price threshold can they be deemed cost-effective and cost-saving?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



When Is Evidence Enough to Justify Widespread Screening? When Is Evidence Enough to Justify Widespread Screening?

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:07:55 +0100

Just because we can screen for important diseases like diabetes or hepatitis C — should we?Georgetown University Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)






Shortening Duration of Therapy With DAAs for HCV Genotype 1 Shortening Duration of Therapy With DAAs for HCV Genotype 1

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 05:13:33 +0100

Can direct-acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C genotype 1 be reduced to less than the current standard of 12 weeks without compromising outcomes?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Opioid Crisis Inflaming Hep C, HIV in Hard-Hit Communities Opioid Crisis Inflaming Hep C, HIV in Hard-Hit Communities

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 21:30:05 +0100

The opioid epidemic is having an effect on hepatitis C and HIV transmissions, new state-by-state data show, but funding shortcomings are translating into treatment gaps that have some experts worried.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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MSF Secures Generic Hepatitis C Treatment at $120 Compared to $147,000 Launch Price Tag

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:05:58 +0100

Dramatic price reduction illustrates the importance of generic options to improve public health.Language English (Source: MSF News)



Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Developing Direct-Acting Antiviral Drugs for Treatment Guidance for Industry

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:50:00 +0100

Clinical / Antimicrobial (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)



Hepatitis C could be eliminated in Canada, but drug prices, screening barriers stand in the way

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 05:42:01 +0100

About 70 million people, including an estimated 250,000 Canadians, are infected with hepatitis C worldwide. The majority could be cured of the liver-damaging virus in 12 weeks at a cost of just $50 US each, researchers say. (Source: CBC | Health)



MSF Charity Secures Generic Hepatitis C Drugs for $1.40 a Day MSF Charity Secures Generic Hepatitis C Drugs for $1.40 a Day

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 20:28:00 +0100

Medecins Sans Frontieres, the international nonprofit medical charity, said on Tuesday it had struck deals with generic manufacturers to buy hepatitis C drugs for as little as $1.40 a day, a dramatic reduction on original prices.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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MSF Secures Generic Hepatitis C Treatment at $120 Compared to $147,000 Launch Price Tag

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 18:11:47 +0100

Press releaseMSF Secures Generic Hepatitis C Treatment at $120 Compared to $147,000 Launch Price TagOctober 31, 2017The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced today it can now purchase generic hepatitis C medicines for as low as $1.40 per day, or $120 per 12-week treatment course, for two key medicines used to treat and cure this disease, sofosbuvir and daclatasvir. This dramatic price reduction—which will benef it patients in countries where MSF can supply generic versions—illustrates the importance of generic options, which could, if expanded, help countries provide treatment for millions of people and improve public health by preventing the spread of this disease. (Source: MSF News)



National Viral Hepatitis Progress Report

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 17:31:29 +0100

Report highlighting the nation's progress toward reducing the burden of hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. (Source: PHPartners.org)



Lack of Awareness May Spur Spread of Hep C

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:15:09 +0100

Only about half of people in the United States with hepatitis C know they have the curable disease, new data shows. (Source: WebMD Health)



MSF charity secures generic hepatitis C drugs for $1.40 a day

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:30:01 +0100

LONDON (Reuters) - Medecins Sans Frontieres, the international nonprofit medical charity, said on Tuesday it had struck deals with generic manufacturers to buy hepatitis C drugs for as little as $1.40 a day, a dramatic reduction on original prices. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Ahead of Brazil Summit, UN reports 3 million people now have access to hepatitis C cure

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +0100

A record 3 million people obtained treatment for hepatitis C over the past two years, and 2.8 million more people embarked on lifelong treatment for hepatitis B in 2016, the United Nations health agency reported Tuesday, the eve of the World Hepatitis Summit in Brazil, highlighting increasing momentum in the global response to the viral disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)



Ahead of Brazil Summit, UN reports three million people now have access to hepatitis C cure

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +0100

A record three million people obtained treatment for hepatitis C over the past two years, and 2.8 million more people embarked on lifelong treatment for hepatitis B in 2016, the United Nations health agency reported Tuesday, the eve of the World Hepatitis Summit in Brazil, highlighting increasing momentum in the global response to the viral disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)



Close to 3 million people access hepatitis C cure

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 02:45:00 +0100

(Source: WHO news)



Fatty Liver Common After Direct-Acting Antivirals for Hep C Fatty Liver Common After Direct-Acting Antivirals for Hep C

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:12:20 +0100

After hepatitis C is cured, patients should be monitored for steatosis and progression to fibrosis, new research indicates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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HCV Rates Double in Pregnancy, Up Risk for Vertical Transmission HCV Rates Double in Pregnancy, Up Risk for Vertical Transmission

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 16:03:13 +0100

Increasing injection use due to the opioid crisis means rates of hepatitis C virus infection among pregnant women almost doubled in one US state, upping the number of infants at risk for vertical transmission.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



How To Cure An Infectious Disease In The World's Poorest Countries

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 14:15:00 +0100

Gilead Sciences EVP Gregg Alton: Can lessons learned from HIV be applied to hepatitis C? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Tiny Opioid Victims: Addicted Moms-to-Be Transmit Hepatitis C

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 20:15:13 +0100

More fallout from the U.S. opioid epidemic: Wisconsin has seen a near doubling of women on Medicaid who have the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in pregnancy. (Source: WebMD Health)



Addicted Moms-to-Be Transmit Hepatitis C To Babies

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 20:14:05 +0100

More fallout from the U.S. opioid epidemic: Wisconsin has seen a near doubling of women on Medicaid who have the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in pregnancy. (Source: WebMD Health)



Tiny Opioid Victims: Addicted Moms-to-Be Transmit Hepatitis C

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 18:00:00 +0100

Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hepatitis C, Infections and Pregnancy, Opioid Abuse and Addiction (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)

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Increased Risk for Mother-to-Infant Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus Among Medicaid Recipients ― Wisconsin, 2011-2015

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:17:12 +0100

Among Wisconsin Medicaid recipients, the rate of HCV infection during pregnancy is increasing. During 2011-2015, the proportion of women who had HCV infection before their date of delivery increased 93%, from 1 in 368 pregnancies to 1 in 192 pregnancies. (Source: PHPartners.org)



Increased Risk for Mother-to-Infant Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus Among Medicaid Recipients - Wisconsin, 2011 –2015

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:00:00 +0100

(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)



Increased Risk for Mother-to-Infant Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus Among Medicaid Recipients — Wisconsin, 2011–2015

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:00:00 +0100

(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)



Tiny Opioid Victims: Addicted Moms-to-Be Transmit Hepatitis C

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:10:41 +0100

THURSDAY, Oct. 26, 2017 -- More fallout from the U.S. opioid epidemic: Wisconsin has seen a near doubling of women on Medicaid who have the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in pregnancy. In turn, this has fueled a rise in babies born with the dangerous... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Study finds gaps in care for Rhode Island hepatitis C patients

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 17:54:14 +0100

A study by Brown University described gaps in care for young opioid users at risk for hepatitis C. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)

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Direct-acting Antivirals Cut Risk of Liver Cancer Direct-acting Antivirals Cut Risk of Liver Cancer

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:17:50 +0100

Eradicating hepatitis C virus (HCV) with direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy reduces the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma by 71%, according to results of a large observational study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)



Hepatitis C care falling short for young opioid users in R.I.

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(Brown University) New research finds that while many Rhode Island young adults who use opioids get screened for hepatitis C, they aren't always connected to care for an infection if one is detected. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Understanding Patient Perceptions and Risk for HCV Screening Understanding Patient Perceptions and Risk for HCV Screening

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:14:41 +0100

This study examined perceived barriers to Hepatitis C testing. How well do patients self-identify their risk factors for HCV?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Australian research highlights worldwide risk of HIV and Hepatitis C epidemics

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(University of New South Wales) Two reviews of the global prevalence of injecting drug use and of interventions to prevent the spread of blood borne viruses among people who inject drugs are published today in leading international journal The Lancet Global Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



AbbVie's hepatitis C drug recommended for use within UK NHS Wales

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 23:00:00 +0100

The All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) has recommended AbbVie ’s Maviret for use within NHS Wales, UK, to treat adults suffering from chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)

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EMR Alerts Up HCV Screening in Baby Boomers

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- But testing for hepatitis C virus still falls short of USPSTF guidelines (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)



Hepatitis C Screening May Boost Opioid Treatment Success

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:10:59 +0100

FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 -- Opioid abuse therapy may be more effective if patients are screened for hepatitis C as part of the program, a new Canadian study says. The research found a sharp drop in opioid abuse among patients after they were told they... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Leading medical organizations issue recommendations regarding hepatitis C in pregnancy

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine) National medical organizations jointly issue new recommendations regarding Hepatitis C in pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Researchers define burden of Hepatitis in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(University of North Carolina Health Care) Using laboratory equipment readily available in developing countries, researchers from UNC and Abbott Diagnostics were able to define and map the burden of hepatitis C virus for the first time in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their findings were published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



How etectRx ’ s “ smart pill ” aims to improve patient compliance trends

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:56:53 +0100

When Harry Travis first met Neil Euliano and learned about his medication adherence technology, the pharmaceutical industry was beginning to usher in the age of pricey drugs with Hepatitis C therapies that hit the market at prices like $500 or $1,000 dollars a pill. “It just so happened at the time, really expensive medications were front and center in everybody’s mind in the world of pharmacy,” Travis told Drug Delivery Business News. “No one had ever experienced a $1,000 pill. That was a first through the industry. We were all in sticker shock.” Travis would know – he’s a pharmacist and has worked in an array of well-known companies in the healthcare industry, including Baxter and Cardinal Health. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Busines...

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Another Outbreak Related to the Nation ’s Opioid Crisis: Hepatitis C

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +0100

Details the increased rates of Hepatitis C and how they correlate to the opioid epidemic by looking at West Virginia, which has the highest rates of overdose deaths and new hepatitis B and C infections in the country. Because those infected with hepatitis often do not display symptoms immediately, the disease can go untreated for years, leading eventually to end-stage liver disease. This is one among many diseases that are rising in the midst of the opioid epidemic, and although there is a treatment for it, for many it is not affordable. (May require subscription to view full article.) (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)



Gene transcription in virus-specific CD8 T cells differentiates chronic from resolving HCV

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(Massachusetts General Hospital) Massachusetts General Hospital investigators have identified differences in gene transcription within key immune cells that may distinguish those individuals infected with the hepatitis C virus who develop chronic infection from those whose immune systems successfully clear the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



CDC Considers Expanding Hepatitis C Testing CDC Considers Expanding Hepatitis C Testing

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:19:08 +0100

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is contemplating lowering the age recommendation for hepatitis C screening, and amplifying the criteria to include those with risk factors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



What Are the Health Needs of Incarcerated Youth?

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:59:58 +0100

Discussion In the US during 2011, ~60,000 youth were incarcerated at some time in a correctional facility. Boys are detained more than girls (86% vs 14% respectively in the US, 95% male in the United Kingdom in 2014) but girls have more health issues. There are racial and ethnic differences with 38-40% of detainees being black, 23% being Hispanic/Latino and 32% being white, and 5% other. For detained youth, 5% are for violent crimes, 22% for non-violent property crimes and the majority of the rest are for non-violent offices such as substance use. The average length of detainment is 3-4 months and unfortunately the rates of recidivism are higher for youth than for adults; for youth, 75% are rearrested within 3 years. Detained youth have a higher risk of mortality at 4x the general populati...



Hepatitis C Cure'Difficult to Implement'Hepatitis C Cure'Difficult to Implement '

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 21:14:02 +0100

Effective treatments are available for patients with hep C, but bridging the gap between infected patients and a cure can be complicated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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