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  • NHS accused of delaying access to 'highly tolerable' hepatitis C drugs over cost concerns

    The NHS has been accused by leading health charities of attempting to “severely limit” the introduction of new drugs to treat hepatitis C because they are too expensive – despite the cost of them being cleared by officials.

    17 June 2015 | The Independent
  • NHS England stumps up £190m for hep C therapy

    NHS England has agreed to invest a whopping £190 million this year in new treatments for hepatitis C, so that patients with liver cirrhosis can finally get NHS access to AbbVie’s new interferon-free antiviral regimen as well as Gilead’s Sovaldi and Harvoni, and thus hope for a cure.

    12 June 2015 | Pharma Times
  • Hep C… and Me?

    A hookup mentioned hepatitis C. It made me question my life. Should I be getting tested for hep C? Did I need to be asking tricks about their status? Was my blissful ignorance about hep C a problem?

    29 May 2015 | BETA blog
  • Philip Christopher Baldwin talks about living with hep C in the gay community

    I did not have the courage to tell people that I had Hep C, worried that others would gossip about me. There were no role models in the media for co-infection with HIV and Hep C, which made it harder to be open. I had fought so hard to be an out gay man, and now I was hiding something that was inextricably linked to my sexuality, to my identity and to my core sense of who I am.

    13 May 2015 | QX
  • Hepatitis C common among HIV-positive patients in sub-Saharan Africa

    Around 3% of people in sub-Saharan Africa have been infected with HCV infection, rising to 5.7 per cent in individuals with HIV. The findings will inform the global debate about how treatment should be made available to all those who need it.

    06 May 2015 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Civil Society Groups Tell UNITAID: Support access mechanisms led by civil society, not the pharmaceutical industry

    Letters from global groups express deep concerns about the Medicines Patent Pool’s entry into hepatitis C treatment.

    05 May 2015 | Hep C Coalition
  • Is There Any Good Reason Left to Delay Hepatitis C Treatment?

    Physicians increasingly argue that the best choice is to get rid of hepatitis C right away. But your insurance company may not agree. How risky is it to wait for treatment?

    17 April 2015 | Poz
  • EECA CAB positions in regards to Janssen, BMS, Gilead and ViiV policy

    EECA CAB (Community Advisory Board in Eastern Europe and Central Asia) has published its positions in regards to Janssen, BMS, ViiV and Gilead policy. The positions were developed on the results of the meetings with the companies during last year.

    09 March 2015 | EATG
  • Study: Door-to-door campaign linked hepatitis C patients to care

    Working on the streets in medically underserved Philadelphia neighborhoods, members of the Do One Thing program have been able to identify residents chronically infected with hepatitis C and help them overcome the hurdles that prevent people from being cured, according to a new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

    16 February 2015 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Healthcare: The race to cure rising drug costs

    The controversy over hepatitis C drug prices has highlighted the broader question of whether pharmaceutical companies can defend their premium pricing model in the world’s biggest healthcare market. It is a battle that big pharma risks losing, raising questions over the economic model of an industry that relies heavily on US profits to reward investors and finance new drugs.

    13 February 2015 | Financial Times
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