Hepatitis C

'curing' Hepatitis C Is Not The End Of Patient Care

Antiviral therapy has given patients with hepatitis C infection a new lease on life, but the risk for cancer and reinfection means they still require continued monitoring. Medscape Gastroenterology
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Study Proves Hepatitis C Drugs Reduce Liver-related Deaths By Nearly Half

A new study from the UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center demonstrates that antiviral drugs for hepatitis C reduce liver-related deaths by nearly 50% in patients with a history of liver cancer.
Related topics: Medical Research, Hepatitis, Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Hepatitis C: 5 Things To Know

Despite HCV being a curable disease with short-duration, well-tolerated finite therapy, it cannot be dismissed yet. Here are five issues that still need attention. Medscape Gastroenterology
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Wrestling Fans Urged To Get Tested For Hiv & Hepatitis C After Attending Bloody Wrestling Event

Source: TIMOTHY A. CLARY / Getty Fans In Attendance Of Bloody Wrestling Match To Get Tested For HIV & Hepatitis C According to the NY Daily News, wrestling fans in attendance at a Southern Indiana event may have been exposed to blood or bodily...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Hepatitis

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Explained: Why The U.s. Has Higher Drug Prices Than Other Countries

Simon F. Haeder Security, Americas The reasons. 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...
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Hepatitis C Treatment And Parkinson’s Risk

(MedPage Today) -- Taiwanese study of insurance claims yields surprise, and a puzzle
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How Hepatitis C 'ghosts' Our Immune System

Scientists have discovered how the highly infectious and sometimes deadly hepatitis C virus (HCV) 'ghosts' our immune system and remains undiagnosed in many people. By targeting a specific protein, scientists hope to restore effective immune...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Medical Research, Virus, Virology, Proteins

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Early Contact With Needle-exchange Program Reduces Hepatitis C Infection

People who inject drugs and who are female, homeless or amphetamine users often share needles and syringes, and consequently run a higher risk of infection hepatitis C virus infection that affect the liver.
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New Project Funded By Nci, Nida, Aims To Eradicate Hepatitis C In Eastern Ky. County

With $15 million from the National Cancer Institute and National Institute on Drug Abuse and a donation of 900 doses of a 12-week treatment from Gilead Sciences Inc., University of Kentucky's Jennifer Havens has the goal of eradicating HCV in Perry...
Related topics: Hepatitis, National Institute On Drug Abuse, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Is It Finally Time To Buy Gilead Sciences?

In 2014, Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) revolutionized hepatitis C treatment with a new class of drugs that functionally cured the disease, virtually eliminating the risk of life-threatening liver failure. The drugs were so game-changing that they...
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Fda Approves Mavyret For Children, Adolescents With Hep C

WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 -- Mavyret (glecaprevir and pibrentasvir) tablets are now approved to treat all six genotypes of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in children ages 12 to 17 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday. The FDA...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Hepatitis, Virus, Virology

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Judge Orders Florida To Start Treating Inmates Who Have Hepatitis C

The state was reportedly neglecting to treat patients with the disease due to the cost of the drugs that cure it.
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High Response Seen For All Hep C Tx Models In Injection Drug Users

TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 -- For people with hepatitis C virus (HCV) who inject drugs (PWID) and receive opioid agonist therapy (OAT), receipt of HCV treatment is associated with high sustained virologic response (SVR), according to a study published...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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Heart, Lungs From Hep C-infected Donor Can Be Transplanted Safely

WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 -- Hearts and lungs from donors with hepatitis C viremia can be safely transplanted into patients without hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, according to a study published online April 3 in the New England Journal of...
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New Study Identifies Genetic Variant That Could Help Reduce Need For Liver Transplants

A new study has identified a genetic variant associated with liver fibrosis (scarring) in chronic hepatitis C patients. This finding is a step toward reducing the number of patients requiring liver transplants.
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics, Hepatitis

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Hbv, Hcv Control Aids Kidney Transplant Outcomes

MONDAY, March 25, 2019 -- The outcomes of kidney transplants in patients with viral suppression are as good as those for kidney transplants in patients not infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV), according to a study...
Related topics: Viral Hepatitis, Hepatitis, Hepatitis B, Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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Can The Netflix Model Eliminate The Most Infectious Disease In America?

Louisiana and Washington want to pay a flat fee to hepatitis C drug makers, such as Gilead, AbbVie and Merck, for unlimited meds each year.
Related topics: Hepatitis, Merck & Co

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Newer Hcv Drugs Reduce Mortality, Liver Cancer Risk

Treatment with direct-acting antivirals appears to reduce the risk of death and liver cancer among patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV), including those with cirrhosis, new data has shown. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Hepatitis, Virus, Virology, Cirrhosis

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New Hepatitis Meds, Such As Harvoni And Sovaldi, 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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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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