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How Drug Users Would Solve the Opioid Crisis

Users say they want to end prohibition, seek reparations, and get invested in pain alternatives like weed. In Vancouver, that’s already happening.

Published
15 November 2017
From
Vice
Merck, GlaxoSmithKline face hepatitis A vaccine shortage amid US outbreaks

Since March, the CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis has identified hepatitis A outbreaks in several cities in California, Michigan and Utah, especially among people who are homeless and people who use drugs. Over the past six months, those ongoing outbreaks have resulted in supply stress for vaccine makers Merck and GSK, which sell U.S.-licensed hepatitis A shots Vaqta and Havrix, respectively.

Published
15 November 2017
From
FiercePharma
Nivolumab improves outcomes in liver cancer study

Nivolumab (Opdivo), a PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor that helps the immune system fight cancer, was associated with a decrease in tumour size or disease stabilisation in people with hepatocellular

Published
14 November 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
Eliminating viral hepatitis: time to match visions with action

Fundamentally, the tools needed to move towards elimination targets already exist—an effective vaccine for hepatitis B and a curative treatment for hepatitis C. What is needed now more than anything else is the political will to scale up prevention, diagnosis, and treatment programmes.

Published
10 November 2017
From
The Lancet (editorial)
8 things to know ahead of the World Hepatitis Summit

Devex spoke with Gottfried Hirnschall and Marc Bulterys of the World Health Organization about the gaps, outstanding challenges, and ongoing work toward elimination. Here’s what you can expect from the three-day meeting.

Published
02 November 2017
From
Devex
Global progress towards hepatitis C elimination still blocked by cost of treatment, lack of diagnosis

Nine countries – Australia, Brazil, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Japan, the Netherlands and Qatar – are on course to eliminate hepatitis C by 2030, according to

Published
01 November 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
UK elimination of hepatitis C in jeopardy unless more patients found

Just one in three people with hepatitis C in the United Kingdom has been diagnosed according to the latest estimates released at this year’s World

Published
01 November 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
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
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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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