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First Canadian Study Demonstrates Potential to Remove Patients from Active Liver Transplant List After Curing Hepatitis C

Researchers with the Multi-Organ Transplant Program at London Health Sciences Centre and the Lawson Health Research Institute have been able to remove one-third (33 per cent) of patients from the active liver transplant waiting list by "curing" them of their Hepatitis C disease.

Published
5 hours ago
From
Lawson Health Research Institute press release
'Aggressive' pricing helps Merck steal hep C share with newcomer Zepatier

Merck & Co. has yet to report first-quarter earnings, so industry watchers still don’t know exactly how much market share the company’s new hep C combo treatment, Zepatier, has scored since winning approval in late January. But so far, comments from its competitors suggest it’s doing pretty well for itself.

Published
9 hours ago
From
Fierce Pharma
People treated for hepatitis C have unexpectedly high rate of liver cancer recurrence

Hepatitis C patients with cirrhosis who were treated with direct-acting antivirals had about twice the expected likelihood of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), with the excess risk seen

Published
29 April 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Portugal's roll-out of HCV therapy with DAAs achieves impressive results

Roll-out of hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy using direct acting antivirals (DAAs) has achieved excellent outcomes in Portugal, data presented to the International Liver Congress in Barcelona shows.

Published
27 April 2016
By
Michael Carter
New York Insurers to Change Coverage of Hepatitis C Drugs

Seven health-insurance companies in New York will change their criteria for covering costly drugs that cure chronic hepatitis C under the terms of agreements with the office of State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Published
26 April 2016
From
Wall Street Journal
Hepatitis C linked to increased risk of head, neck cancers, study suggests

People with hepatitis C may have at least twice the risk of developing certain head and neck cancers as individuals who don’t carry the virus, a U.S. study suggests.

Published
26 April 2016
From
The Globe and Mail
AIDS expert to head $5-million research efforts on hepatitis C

Health Minister Terry Lake on Thursday announced a $5-million study that will look at how to reduce the spread of hepatitis C among intravenous drug users, sex workers and men who have sex with men. It will concentrate on people who have already taken medication that clears them of the hepatitis C virus, but who could be reinfected if they have blood-to-blood contact with another person. They will be encouraged to prevent that by using condoms, not sharing needles and taking part in support programs through Vancouver Coastal Health, one of the five organizations involved in the program.

Published
22 April 2016
From
Vancouver Sun
Interferon-based therapy improves clinical outcomes in hepatitis delta infection

Patients with hepatitis delta virus infection treated with pegylated interferon alpha were less likely to develop clinical outcomes — like decompensation or hepatocellular carcinoma — compared with patients who received nucleos(t)ide based treatment or no treatment at all, according to a presentation at International Liver Congress.

Published
22 April 2016
From
Healio
DAAs achieve excellent outcomes in real-world settings

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy with direct acting antivirals (DAAs) is as effective in real-world settings as it was in clinical trials, according to US research presented

Published
21 April 2016
By
Michael Carter
High incidence of HCV reinfection among HIV-positive MSM in Western Europe

There is a very high incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) reinfection among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) in western Europe, according to research

Published
19 April 2016
By
Michael Carter
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