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Hepatitis C Treatment

The Big Business of Hepatitis C and HIV

Tyler Curry | Posted 07.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Thursday was panning out to be a seemingly ordinary day in the goings on of the International AIDS Conference when the shouts of a group of protesters began rumbling throughout the halls. It would appear that, with signs reading "Gilead Kills," these protestors were up in arms over the pharmaceutical company that holds the overwhelming majority of HIV medications.

To End America's Hepatitis C Epidemic, Bring It Out of the Shadows

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

Just 25 years ago, scientists identified the previously unknown virus that has since killed hundreds of thousands of Americans. It now threatens the health of millions more.

Expensive New Hepatitis C Drug Raises Alarms

Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.27.2014 | Fifty
Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D.

This is a joint blog post by Leigh Purvis and Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. Hepatitis C is a serious liver disease that results from infection with the hep...

Hepatitis C Treatment Cures Up To 90%: Study

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living

By Bill Berkrot April 10 (Reuters) - A combination of two anti-viral drugs developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co cured 90 percent of p...

Updated Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Released

Dr. Howard K. Koh | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard K. Koh

Today we are pleased to release an updated version of the nation's first comprehensive cross-governmental action plan to combat chronic viral hepatiti...

Is This Hepatitis C Treatment Worth $1,000 A Pill?

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — An innovative hepatitis C drug that was only recently hailed as a breakthrough treatment is facing skepticism from some health car...

Breakthrough In Hepatitis C Treatment

Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living

By Alysha Reid An interferon-free regimen of sofosbuvir and ribavirin may help eliminate hepatitis C from the blood in hard-to-treat cases, acc...

To End Hepatitis C, Patients Must Come Before Profits

Azzi Momenghalibaf | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Azzi Momenghalibaf

We know that political commitment and community mobilization can make the difference. For those who say that treatment is too complicated or that pharmaceutical companies will always prioritize profit over people, we should say: we've been here before.

Experimental Hep C Treatment Cures Up To 96% Of Patients

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By Ransdell Pierson and Bill Berkrot April 23 (Reuters) - AbbVie Inc's experimental hepatitis C treatment cured up to 96 percent of pa...

Hepatitis C Medicine Trial Shows 100% Cure Rate

Reuters | Posted 01.12.2013 | Healthy Living

Nov 10 (Reuters) - Gilead Sciences Inc on Saturday reported a 100 percent cure rate using a combination of drugs in a small number of patients with ...

A Call for Baby Boomers to Undergo Testing for Hepatitis C, a Once Lethal Disease With New, Potent Treatments

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has taken the unprecedented step of declaring a whole generation at higher than average risk of hepatitis C infection.

Hepatitis C Treatment Results Promising In Study

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2012 | Healthy Living

* More than 90 pct of previously untreated patients cured * Cure rate 47 pct in prior non-responders in small study * Pa...

New Hope For Hepatitis C

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — There's new hope for an overlooked epidemic: Two powerful drugs are nearing the market that promise to help cure many more people of li...