Hepatitis C cure may cost as low as Rs 67k
NEW DELHI: In a move that comes as a huge relief to patients of chronic Hepatitis C, the apex committee of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has granted a waiver of local trials for crucial new direct-acting antiviral drugs ...
Times of India - Sat, 28 Nov 2015 16:11

Hepatitis C cases rise in Bay County
PANAMA CITY — The number of hepatitis C infections in Bay County is on the rise, according to local health officials, who link the number of new cases to increased drug use in the area. “Since the beginning of the year, we're up to about 45 percent ...
The News Herald - Sat, 28 Nov 2015 14:30

Expensive hepatitis C drug worth cost when compared to later care
Hepatitis C infection can cause liver cancer, liver transplants, and liver-related death if not treated. The drug Harvoni can cure it but is often delayed because insurance companies are slow to approve it due to its high cost. Photo by Green Apple ...
UPI.com - Wed, 25 Nov 2015 07:14

Treating Prisoners With Hepatitis C May Be Worth The Hefty Price
Doctors, patients and insurers have been struggling with how to determine who should be treated for hepatitis C now that effective but wildly expensive drugs can all but cure the disease. Treating prison inmates is a good investment that would save ...
NPR - Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:56

Screening Inmates for Hepatitis C Benefits General Community: Study
U.S. News & World Report - Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:56

Triple DAA regimen cures hepatitis C patients with rapid response in just 3 weeks
Response-guided therapy using an all-oral regimen of three direct-acting antivirals cured a majority of easier-to-treat genotype 1b hepatitis C patients in just 3 weeks, according to results from the small SODAPI pilot study, presented in a late ...
aidsmap - Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:13

AAFP NRN Helps CDC Develop Hepatitis C Counseling, Testing Guide
According to the CDC, 3 million people in the United States are living with chronic hepatitis C infection and of this group, 75 percent were born from 1945 to 1965. National prevalence data show that people born during this period -- best known as baby ...
AAFP News - Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:45

Expensive new Hep C drugs may be cost-effective even for early disease
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is spread by blood. For most people, the infection becomes chronic, and about 20 percent of HCV infections result in liver damage, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Liver damage from HCV can lead to liver ...
Reuters - Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:37

Pricey Hepatitis C Drugs Denied to Almost Half of Medicaid Patients: Study
U.S. News & World Report - Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:52

Report: Providing pricey Hepatitis C cure to prison inmates will pay off
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) - Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:56

Expensive Drugs That Cure Hepatitis C Are Worth The Cost, Even At Early Stages ...
UCSF News Services - Mon, 23 Nov 2015 07:56

Screening Inmates for Hepatitis C Benefits General Community
Everyday Health (blog) - Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:56

Treating a little-known epidemic in America's prisons could have a surprising ...
AP Photo/Jim Cole, FileState employees in New Hampshire here set up an emergency clinic to try to stop a hepatitis outbreak. But treating the disease where it's most common could help limit the need for emergency measures like this. The hepatitis C ...
Tech Insider (blog) - Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:10

Novel hepatitis C treatment may be cost-effective in early stages of fibrosis
2 Minute Medicine - Fri, 27 Nov 2015 04:00

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