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August 27, 2014
BMS Gets European OK for Hepatitis C Drug Daklinza (Daclatasvir)
The European Commission has approved Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Daklinza (daclatasvir) to treat genotypes 1 through 4 of hepatitis C virus.
August 25, 2014
Gilead Likely to Continue Dominating Hep C Market in 2015
As a new crop of hepatitis C therapies likely hits the market this fall, Gilead Sciences is poised to continue dominating the field.
August 20, 2014
Hep C Rising Among Young Non-Urban Injection Drug Users
As prescription drug abuse leads more Americans on a path to heroin, new cases of hepatitis C are rising among young people in non-urban areas.
August 18, 2014
New Hep C Drugs Lead to Cancellation of Vertex’s Incivek
Following the release of newer, improved therapies to treat hepatitis C, Vertex has decided to discontinue Incivek (telaprevir).
August 13, 2014
When Positive Hep C Tests Go Unconfirmed, Care Can Go Awry
In the event that individuals receive an unconfirmed positive test for hep C, they are subject to cracks in the health care system and potentially unnecessary care.
August 11, 2014
New Clinical Guidelines Prioritize Care Among Hep C Patients
Two clinical groups have issued new hepatitis C treatment guidelines that instructs clinicians on how to prioritize care among patients seeking a cure.
August 06, 2014
Donors Only Reaching 7% of Global Harm Reduction Needs
Major international donors are only spending 7 percent of the estimated funding needed to support harm reduction for injection drug users worldwide.
Program for Drug-Using Couples Lowers Hep C and Risky Sex Rates
An intervention for couples who use drugs lowers their risk of contracting hepatitis C virus as well as raises their rate of condom use.
August 04, 2014
Olysio-Sovaldi Cures High Rates of Hepatitis C Genotype 1
Twelve weeks of Olysio (simeprevir) and Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) cures high rates of genotype 1 of hepatitis C without the need for ribavirin.
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