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  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Pakistan: Hepatitis C treatment: Produce cheap injections immediately, orders PAC
    The Express Tribune | 20 November 2012

    A Public Accounts Committee (PAC) panel has ordered that the production of low-cost interferon injections, aimed at curing Hepatitis C, be started immediately. The order follows a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) inquiry into why the process has been continuously delayed over the last few years.

  • Testing policies and guidelines
    US panel advises HIV tests for everyone ages 15 to 64
    Los Angeles Times | 20 November 2012

    Nearly everyone ages 15 to 64 should be screened for HIV even if they're not at great risk for contracting the virus, according to new guidelines proposed by an influential panel of medical experts.

  • Vaccines
    Texas Biomed files patent for a novel HIV vaccine strategy
    Medical Xpress | 20 November 2012

    The Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio has applied for a patent for a genetically-engineered vaccine strategy to prevent HIV infection that targets the outer layers of body structures that are the first sites of contact with the virus.

  • Policy
    Dr Kevin Fenton appointed to Public Health England
    Department of Health press release | 19 November 2012

    Dr Kevin Fenton has been appointed as the Director of Health Improvement and Population Healthcare for Public Health England. Dr Fenton is currently Director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • Hepatitis B
    FDA panel wants more info about hep B vaccine
    MedPage Today | 19 November 2012

    An FDA advisory committee voted 13-1 in support of the efficacy of a hepatitis B vaccine on Thursday but questioned its safety and lack of information on its effects among certain minorities.

  • Hepatitis B
    Copy of FDA panel wants more info about hep B vaccine
    MedPage Today | 19 November 2012

    An FDA advisory committee voted 13-1 in support of the efficacy of a hepatitis B vaccine on Thursday but questioned its safety and lack of information on its effects among certain minorities.

  • Copy of FDA panel wants more info about hep B vaccine
    MedPage Today | 19 November 2012

    An FDA advisory committee voted 13-1 in support of the efficacy of a hepatitis B vaccine on Thursday but questioned its safety and lack of information on its effects among certain minorities.

  • Health monitoring in resource-limited settings
    Paper Test Could Make Drug Treatment Safer
    Asian Scientist Magazine | 19 November 2012

    Researchers looking to make tuberculosis (TB) and HIV treatment safer have developed a paper-based test for drug-induced liver damage.

  • New and experimental hepatitis C treatment
    New second generation combination therapy for HCV - first or best in the market
    Seeking Alpha | 19 November 2012

    This article is Part 1 in a series about Hepatitis C intended to provide an update and fundamental analysis of the companies that are actively pursuing the development of an all oral therapy for HCV.

  • New and experimental hepatitis C treatment
    Copy of New second generation combination therapy for HCV - first or best in the market
    Seeking Alpha | 19 November 2012

    This article is Part 1 in a series about Hepatitis C intended to provide an update and fundamental analysis of the companies that are actively pursuing the development of an all oral therapy for HCV.

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