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New WHO report shows strategic purchasing of medicines can improve access in the European Region

A new WHO report provides insight into how countries in the WHO European Region can improve access and reduce medicine prices through strategic and well-planned procurement processes. The report examines the effect of different public procurement practices on supply security and prices for pharmaceuticals. It also addresses collaboration within and across countries to improve availability of affordable medicines for patients in the Region.

Published
02 December 2016
From
World Health Organization
DAA treatment restricted for Canadian hepatitis C patients

Patients infected by hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Canada have limited access to direct-acting antiviral (DAA) agents, according to a new study. For example, 85% to 92% of the provinces and territories in Canada restrict access to these medications to persons with moderate fibrosis.

Published
29 November 2016
From
Medical Economics
Sofosbuvir/ledipasvir is effective for people with HIV/HCV co-infection in real-world clinical practice

The sofosbuvir/ledipasvir (Harvoni) co-formulation used in real-world clinical practice produced good sustained virological response rates similar to those seen in clinical trials for HIV-positive people with hepatitis

Published
28 November 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Grazoprevir triple regimen demonstrates high cure rates, even for hard-to-treat people

A new three-drug co-formulation containing Merck's grazoprevir plus the investigational agents MK-3682 and ruzasvir was highly effective for people with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 1, 2

Published
25 November 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
People with HIV/HCV co-infection see good cure rates in real-world practice in Madrid

More than 90% of HIV-positive people treated with direct-acting antivirals for hepatitis C – including many with liver cirrhosis – achieved sustained virological response and few discontinued treatment

Published
23 November 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
8-week triple DAA combo cures most people with genotype 1-6 hepatitis C

A three-drug regimen of sofosbuvir, velpatasvir and voxilaprevir taken for 8 weeks demonstrated an overall sustained virological response rate of 95% for previously untreated people with all

Published
21 November 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
AbbVie pangenotypic combination cures 98% or above across genotypes

AbbVie’s combination of glecaprevir and pibrentasvir cured at least 98% of people with hepatitis C in three large clinical trials covering five out of six genotypes

Published
16 November 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
AbbVie pangenotypic combination cures almost all hard-to-treat people with HCV genotype 3

AbbVie’s pangenotypic combination of glecaprevir and pibrentasvir cured almost all of the hardest-to-treat genotype 3 patients – those with cirrhosis and/or previous treatment experience – in a

Published
16 November 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
US Veterans Affairs and Australia show potential for rapid elimination of hepatitis C

If sufficient money is available to pay for direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), the US Veterans Affairs (VA) could cure the majority of veterans under its care of hepatitis

Published
15 November 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Grazoprevir/elbasvir + sofosbuvir highly effective for hard-to-treat genotype 3 hepatitis C patients

A triple regimen of grazoprevir/elbasvir (Zepatier) plus sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) without ribavirin cured 96% of previously untreated and 97% of treatment-experienced people with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype

Published
14 November 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
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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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