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Hep Summer 2014 – Special Issue

Hep Summer 2014 – Special Issue

In this issue, you’ll meet activist Elizabeth Owens. Scroll down to click on her story and to see what else is inside.

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Elizabeth Owens

Facing Fears

Elizabeth Owens was frightened when she learned she had hepatitis C, but advocacy and education are building up her courage.

From the Editor

Oriol R. Gutierrez

Respect Yourself

The hep C treatment pipeline is starting to pick up at an increasing pace.

Treatment News

Gilead Criticized for Sovaldi’s Sky-high Price

A California medical panel has lambasted Gilead Sciences for its exorbitant, $1,000-a-pill pricing of Sovaldi.

Interferon-free Treatment Options Abound in the Hep C Pipeline

Just a few years ago, treatment options were bleak for people living with hepatitis C virus--especially those with advanced liver disease

Baby Boomers Shoulder the Hep C Burden

Eighty-one percent of U.S. hepatitis C cases are among baby boomers.

No Link Between Hep C and Diabetes?

New research has cast doubt on the presumed link between hep C and diabetes.

A Manifesto to Fight Viral Hepatitis

In April, a consortium of federal agencies updated the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis, originally draft...

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