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April 24, 2015
FDA Gives Priority Status to AbbVie’s Hep C Therapy for Genotype 4
The FDA has granted priority review status to AbbVie’s ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir plus ribavirin to treat genotype 4 of hepatitis C.
April 23, 2015
Merck’s Hep C Therapy Cures 99% of Those with Kidney Disease
12 weeks of Merck’s grazoprevir and elbasvir cured hepatitis C in 99 percent of people with genotype 1 of the virus and advanced kidney disease.
April 22, 2015
Hepatitis C Treatment Costs Threaten to Cripple Prison Budgets
Treating hepatitis C among the long-term HCV-positive prison population in Rhode Island would cost nearly twice the entire annual budget for health care in the state’s correctional system.
European Liver Group Issues New Hep C Treatment Guidelines
The European Association for the Study of the Liver has issued revised guidelines for the treatment of hepatitis C.
April 20, 2015
Yearly Cost to Treat Global Hepatitis B Could Be Only $36 Per Person
Producing large generic quantities of the first-line hepatitis B therapy entecavir could translate to an annual treatment cost of just $36 per person.
April 13, 2015
Merck’s Hepatitis C Therapy Regains FDA 'Breakthrough' Status
Merck’s fixed-dose hepatitis combination tablet, grazoprevir/elbasvir, has received two “breakthrough therapy” designations from the FDA.
April 11, 2015
Cheap Antihistamine Combats Hepatitis C in Mice
An inexpensive over-the-counter allergy drug has been found to inhibit hepatitis C in mice, opening the possibility that the antihistamine may  one day become a part of the treatment arsenal.
April 08, 2015
Hep C Treatment Is Sometimes Cost-Effective for Genotypes 2 and 3
Treating people with genotypes 2 and 3 of hepatitis C is cost effective in some circumstances, including among those with cirrhosis and among treatment-experienced individuals.
April 06, 2015
Oral Hepatitis B Vaccine Made From GMO Corn Shows Promise
Genetically modified corn may yield an oral vaccine for hepatitis B that does not require refrigeration and costs under $1 to manufacture.
April 01, 2015
Risk Factors for Hep C Acquisition Among HIV-Positive Gay Men
Condomless receptive intercourse, ulcerative STIs, fisting and sharing sex toys are all linked with  acquiring hepatitis C among HIV-positive gay men.
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