Hepatitis C

Countries Use Novel Strategies To Tackle Price Of Hcv Drugs

Both Australia and Brazil have rolled out innovative strategies to lower the cost of high-priced direct-acting antivirals, with the goal of treating all patients with hepatitis C. Medscape Medical News
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New Hepatitis Meds Are Saving Lives: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- New (and pricey) hepatitis C medicines, such as Harvoni and Sovaldi, are living up to their promise and greatly reducing patients' odds for liver cancer and death, a new French study finds. The news came as little...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Medical Research, Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Hcv Eradication Tied To Lower Risks Of Premature Death And Liver Cancer (cme/ce)

(MedPage Today) -- "Best evidence to date" backs direct-acting antivirals in all hepatitis C patients
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Direct-acting Antivirals Cut Mortality In Chronic Hepatitis C

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- For adults with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, direct-acting antivirals are associated with a reduced risk for mortality and hepatocellular carcinoma, according to a study published online Feb. 11 in The...
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Why The Us Has Higher Drug Prices Than Other Countries

Spending on pharmaceuticals is on the rise worldwide. And it well should be. Today, we are able to cure some diseases like hepatitis C that were virtual death sentences just a few years ago. This progress required significant investments by...
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Hepatitis C Infection Rates Up After Oxycontin Reformulation

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 -- States with above-median OxyContin misuse before reformulation of the drug experienced a 222 percent increase in hepatitis C infection rates after reformulation, according to a report published in the February issue of...
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Add Hepatitis C To The List Of Unintended Consequences Of Abuse-deterrent Opioids

One year ago Cato published my policy analysis, “Abuse-Deterrent Opioids and the Law of Unintended Consequences,” which provided strong evidence that reformulating opioids, so that they could not be crushed for snorting or dissolved for...
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Gilead Sciences' Hcv Albatross Weighs On Its Results Yet Again

HIV sales up, hepatitis C virus (HCV) sales down. That was the story for Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) when the big biotech reported its third-quarter results in October. And it's been the story for Gilead for a while.Gilead announced its...
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Making Oxycontin 'tamper Proof' Helped Spread Hepatitis C

MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 -- An effort to make the opioid painkiller OxyContin harder to abuse drove addicted patients to heroin and caused a dramatic increase in hepatitis C, a new study suggests. In a classic case of unintended consequences,...
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Progress Against Hepatitis C By 2030 Is Possible

A comprehensive package of prevention, screening, and treatment interventions could avert 15.1 million new hepatitis C infections and 1.5 million cirrhosis and liver cancer deaths globally by 2030 -- equal to an 80 percent reduction in incidence and...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Public Health Interventions Could Cut Global Burden Of Hepatitis C

TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 -- Public health interventions can go a long way toward meeting World Health Organization hepatitis C virus (HCV) targets, according to a study published online Jan. 28 in The Lancet. Alastair Heffernan, from Imperial...
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Many Cancer Patients Have Undiagnosed Hepatitis

FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 -- A large number of U.S. cancer patients with hepatitis B and C don't know they have the virus, which can cause life-threatening complications during some cancer treatments, researchers say. The findings suggest screening...
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Cdc: Proportion Of Increased-risk Deceased Organ Donors On Rise

THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 -- Among deceased organ donors, there has been an increase in the proportion at increased risk for transmitting hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and HIV to recipients, according to research published in the...
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As Opioid Crisis Continues, More Donor Organs Carry Hepatitis C

THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 -- Add another hardship to the many already triggered by the opioid epidemic: More donated organs infected with the hepatitis C virus. "The ongoing U.S. opioid crisis has resulted in an increase in drug overdose deaths and...
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Liver Transplants Tied To Alcohol Use Doubled Since 2002

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 -- The percentage of U.S. liver transplant recipients with alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) doubled over 15 years, but significant regional variations remain, a new study finds. ALD has replaced hepatitis C as the...
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Medical News Today: How To Identify A Hepatitis C Rash

Hepatitis C can cause many symptoms including skin issues such as jaundice, itching, and blood spots. Other symptoms may also be present. Learn how to identify a hepatitis C rash here.
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Many New Cancer Patients Unaware Of Their Hepatitis Status

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 -- A substantial proportion of patients with newly diagnosed cancer and concurrent hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are unaware of their viral infection at the time of cancer diagnosis, according...
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Medical News Today: What Are The Best Hepatitis C Drugs?

Hepatitis C medications include Epclusa, Daklinsa, and Mavyret. The most effective medications may vary depending on the type of hepatitis C virus a person has. Learn more here.
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Appalachia, Western States Have Highest Hep C Prevalence

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 -- States in the West and in Appalachia have a higher prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection than other states, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in JAMA Network Open. Eli S. Rosenberg, Ph.D., from the...
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New Jersey Urges Patients At Facility To Check For Hiv Infections

New Jersey health officials have urged more than 3,700 former patients of a surgical facility to get blood tests “out of an abundance of caution,” because they may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Although the risk of...
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