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FDA approves Merck's new hepatitis C pill

From reuters.com

U.S. regulators on Thursday approved a new once-daily pill for the liver-destroying hepatitis C virus made by Merck & Co Inc, which said it will sell the drug at a lower list price than its competitors. The list price for Zepatier will be $54,600 for a 12-week regimen, which Merck…

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Price looms as major hurdle in hepatitis C eradication | Fox News

From foxnews.com

New therapies can cure most cases of hepatitis C but lower drug prices, testing and better access to treatment are going to be needed to eliminate the liver-destroying virus worldwide, according to a New England Journal of Medicine editorial. The U.S.

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Hepatitis C drugs Sovaldi and Harvoni out of reach for most, except inmates

From dailynews.com

Sometimes Jane Blumenfeld feels like if she were in prison, she would have a better chance at getting life-saving drugs to treat her liver disease. Blumenfeld is one of 33,160 in California who have chronic hepatitis C infection, a liver disease caused by a virus most commonly spread through an…

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Medicare Spending On Breakthrough Hep C Cure To Nearly Double

From huffingtonpost.com

WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare spending on breakthrough medications for hepatitis C will nearly double this year, passing $9 billion, according to new government figures. That's raising insurance costs for all beneficiaries, whether or not they have the liver-wasting viral disease.

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Healthcare workers at heightened risk of hepatitis C

From foxnews.com

Healthcare workers are at higher than average risk of infection with the hepatitis C virus, a research review suggests. Compared to the general population, health workers had 60 percent greater odds of getting hepatitis C, and those who worked directly with blood had almost triple the risk, according to the…

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HIV Program offers hope to those infected with hepatitis C

From delawareonline.com

This story is produced and presented by our sponsor. James Harrison, who spent more than 20 years working at Brandywine Counseling and Community Services in Wilmington, used to see three or four people die of hepatitis C every month. Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus that causes inflammation of the…

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Boston Children's Is Doing a Hepatitis C Study Using iPhones

From bostonmagazine.com

Boston Children's Hospital is gathering data for a new hepatitis C study from an unconventional source: patients' iPhones. The hospital is using a free app called C Tracker, which was developed by its own Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP), to see, in real time, how patients deal with hepatitis…

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