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Vosevi safe, effective in ‘triple-infected’ patients with HCV, HBV, HIV

The direct-acting antiviral Vosevi demonstrated an average sustained virologic response rate of 87% among patients who were “triple-infected” with hepatitis C genotype 3, hepatitis B and HIV, as presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting.

Published
15 October 2018
From
Healio
Too Few Teens and Youth Adults Using Opioids Are Screened for Hepatitis C and HIV, New Study Finds

Despite their increased risk, only one-third of adolescents and young adults with known opioid use disorder (OUD) were screened for hepatitis C, according to a study released at the IDWeek conference in San Francisco. Furthermore, of those screened for hepatitis C, only 11% were also screened for HIV.

Published
10 October 2018
From
The Body PRO
Anti-virals cure up to 98% of hepatitis C patients since 2014

The figures from the national treatment registry for Irish hepatitis C patients represent “a triumph of science”, Dr Diarmuid Houlihan, a hepatologist at St Vincent’s University Hospital told a conference in Dublin on Monday.

Published
09 October 2018
From
Irish Times
What It Means for Gilead to Launch Its Own Generics for Hepatitis C Treatments

There is one fairly new effort for drug companies to mitigate the threat of generic drugs and for biotech companies to mitigate the threat of biosimilars. They can just launch their own. Several large drug and biotech companies have done so in recent years, and this is what is being seen at Gilead Sciences Inc.

Published
25 September 2018
From
24/7 Wall St.
Gilead to launch generic versions of its hepatitis drugs

Gilead Sciences Inc said on Monday it plans to launch generic versions of its hepatitis C drugs in the United States, at a time when regulators are looking to lower healthcare costs.

Published
25 September 2018
From
Reuters
Brazil court strips Gilead hepatitis drug patent, politician says

A Brazilian court has stripped the patent protection of a Gilead Sciences Inc big-selling hepatitis C treatment in Brazil, paving the way for cheaper generics, a presidential candidate who pushed for the move said on Monday.

Published
25 September 2018
From
Reuters
'I gave birth, and got Hepatitis C'

When Jackie Britton was given a blood transfusion after childbirth, she thought it was saving her life. But the infected blood could have killed her. There are thought to be thousands like her. They often feel overlooked in the wider NHS contaminated blood scandal.

Published
21 September 2018
From
BBC News
Overwhelming evidence shows hepatitis C treatment effective for people who inject drugs

Researchers are calling on an end to discriminatory health and illicit drugs policies, based on overwhelming evidence that new hepatitis C therapies are effective at curing the virus in people who inject drugs.

Published
21 September 2018
From
EurekAlert
EPO Upholds Gilead Patent On Hep C Medicines, But In Amended Form

The European Patent Office (EPO) on 13 September ruled in favour of pharmaceutical company Gilead and maintained the company’s patent on hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir. The patent, however, is maintained in an amended form. Civil society involved in the case expressed dismay over the outcome and its potential effect on European drug prices.

Published
16 September 2018
From
Intellectual Property Watch
Egypt to launch largest anti-Hepatitis C campaign ever in October

Egypt will launch the "largest medical campaign in the world" next October to detect and treat Hepatitis C virus for 50 million citizens upon President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s orders, according to Wednesday statement by Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Rady.

Published
13 September 2018
From
Egypt Today
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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