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Nine countries now on track to eliminate hepatitis

New data on hepatitis C released by the Polaris Observatory and presented today at the World Hepatitis Summit (WHS) in Sao Paulo, Brazil show that nine countries — Australia, Brazil, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Japan, the Netherlands and Qatar — are on course to eliminate hepatitis C by 2030.

Published
01 November 2017
From
World Hepatitis Summit
MSF Secures Deals For Key Hepatitis C Medicines, Price A Fraction Of Branded Drug

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF, Doctors Without Borders) announced today that it has secured deals for two key generic hepatitis C medicines, sofosbuvir and daclatasvir, for as low as US$1.40 per day, or US$120 per 12-week treatment course.

Published
31 October 2017
From
Intellectual Property Watch
Close to 3 million people access hepatitis C cure

On the eve of the World Hepatitis Summit in Brazil, WHO reports increasing global momentum in the response to viral hepatitis. A record 3 million people were able to obtain treatment for hepatitis C over the past two years, and 2.8 million more people embarked on lifelong treatment for hepatitis B in 2016.

Published
31 October 2017
From
World Health Organization
Gilead HCV drug sales down in 2017 third quarter compared with 2016

Gilead announced that combined third-quarter sales for Harvoni, Sovaldi, Epclusa and Vosevi were $2.2 billion compared with $3.3 billion the third quarter of 2016, related to fewer patients initiating treatment and increased drug competition.

Published
31 October 2017
From
Healio
More than 6 million treated for hepatitis globally

Since 2015, nearly 3 million people initiated treatment for hepatitis C, and in 2016 alone nearly 3 million initiated hepatitis B treatment, according to an announcement from the World Health Organization in conjunction with the World Hepatitis Summit.

Published
31 October 2017
From
Healio
Health Group Challenges Gilead Patents In The US On Grounds Of Lack Of Novelty

A health advocacy group today announced that it has challenged a set of United States patents for a hepatitis C medicine. The group says drug maker Gilead Sciences has obtained unmerited patents for sofosbuvir, blocking millions of US patients from affordable treatment.

Published
26 October 2017
From
Intellectual Property Watch
Screening for Hepatitis C Improves Opioid Abuse Treatment Outcomes

Research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – shows people in treatment for opioid substance abuse significantly lowered their non‐prescribed opioid use after testing positive for hepatitis C virus.

Published
23 October 2017
From
AASLD
Egypt launches aggressive campaign to stamp out hepatitis C

Egypt has the highest rate of hepatitis C in the world. Now the country has undertaken an aggressive campaign to stamp out the disease, both domestically and abroad.

Published
06 October 2017
From
FRANCE 24
Hep C: An end in sight?

Despite its prevalence, hepatitis C has long been under-prioritised by health services. But could new drugs and a new commitment from the NHS mean we may finally see this killer condition eradicated?

Published
05 October 2017
From
Drink & Drug News
The Hepatitis Drug Market Is Worse Than Wall Street Realises

Slowing hepatitis C drug sales have taken a bite out of Gilead's share price.This is a smart retreat for Merck and J&J. The HCV market is well past its peak. Both of their new therapies would have been very late; AbbVie and Gilead both had new drugs approved this year. Their best hope likely would have been to compete on price in a market that's been warring over price for a while.

Published
04 October 2017
From
Bloomberg
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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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