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Allergy drug could be cheap option for hepatitis C: study

From yahoo.com

A cheap allergy drug that is taken for coughing, sneezing and runny nose may be useful in treating the chronic liver infection hepatitis C, US researchers said Wednesday. The antihistamine, called chlorcyclizine HCI, costs about 50 cents per pill, in sharp contrast to recent antiviral treatments that can cure hepatitis…

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Australian prisoners join world-first Hep C treatment trial

From net.au

Posted April 01, 2015 19:40:21 Hundreds of prisoners have agreed to be part of a new drug trial to drive down Hepatitis C infection rates in jails. The STOP C study is being led by Professor Andrew Lloyd at the University of New South Wales.

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HCV sexual transmission linked to anal sex, drug use, lower CD4 count

From aidsmap.com

In addition to the usual risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV) sexual transmission seen in most previous studies - such as anal sex and having other sexually transmitted infections - researchers in the Netherlands also saw an association with nasal and injection drug use and lower CD4 cell count…

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New Hepatitis C Treatments are Cost-Effective but Only for Selected Patients

From infectioncontroltoday.com

A study led by Boston Medical Center (BMC) researchers demonstrates that while new therapies to treat hepatitis C Virus (HCV) are highly effective, they are cost-effective and provide the greatest value in specific groups of HCV-infected patients. The findings of the study, led by Benjamin P.

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How Well Are You Managing Hepatitis C?

From everydayhealth.com

Without proper care, hepatitis C can lead to cirrhosis and cancer. Take this quiz to see how much you know about managing hepatitis C.

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New Hepatitis C Regimens Have Adherence Issues

From pharmacytimes.com

Advances in treatment for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) have been breaking news in the last few years, with many guideline revisions to include direct-acting antiviral (DAA) protease inhibitors approved by the FDA. Chronic HCV causes significant morbidity and mortality, and without better treatment, the societal and financial burden of…

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Lack of insurance bars some from hepatitis C treatment

From businessinsider.com

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Survey data from 2001 to 2010 show that lack of insurance kept some people with hepatitis C virus from getting treatment. Recently, more effective and well-tolerated drugs have been developed to treat hepatitis C, removing many of the discouraging side effects of older drugs.

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Advancing Awareness and Action Against Hepatitis C among African Americans

From aids.gov

A recent forum convened by HHS focused on strengthening the response to hepatitis C in African American communities, gathering representatives of more than three dozen organizations from across the nation to discuss ideas, opportunities, and strategies to address this significant health disparity. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection disproportionately affects African…

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Charity attacks Gilead over hepatitis C drug restrictions

From reuters.com

MSF, also known as Doctors Without Borders, said Gilead's restrictions aimed to stop discounted supplies of Sovaldi being diverted to patients from rich countries, but that the effort had resulted in "multiple restrictions and demands" on people receiving treatment in poor countries.

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