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Health Ministry to slash spending - New Straits Times Online

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 21:16

New Straits Times Online

Health Ministry to slash spending
New Straits Times Online
Dr Subramaniam said this after witnessing the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Clinical Research Malaysia (CRM) and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative to launch clinical studies for a public health approach to Hepatitis C in ...
'People don't care about dengue'The Star Online

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Health Ministry in joint effort to produce cheaper Hepatitis C drug - The Malaysian Insider

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 05:57

The Malaysian Insider

Health Ministry in joint effort to produce cheaper Hepatitis C drug
The Malaysian Insider
Cheaper drugs will provide alternative to Hepatitis C patients who now have to spend between US$40,000 and US$80,000 for treatment. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, January 13, 2016.Five hundred Hepatitis C patients are involved in a clinical study on ...

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Frozen as Good as Fresh for Fecal Transplant: Study - nwitimes.com

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 03:26

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Frozen as Good as Fresh for Fecal Transplant: Study
nwitimes.com
Doctors have used frozen stool samples to treat C. difficile for a couple of years, because the prepackaged samples allow for much easier and swifter treatment than identifying and screening a fresh donor, said lead author Dr. Christine Lee, director ...

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Top Obamacare Stocks to Buy in 2016 - Motley Fool

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 12:23

Motley Fool

Top Obamacare Stocks to Buy in 2016
Motley Fool
It struck a deal with AbbVie in 2014, for example, to lower the cost of hepatitis C drugs, and in late 2015, it offered a $1 alternative to Daraprim, the drug that famously had its price raised some 5,000% overnight to $750 per pill. Express Scripts is ...

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Frozen as Good as Fresh for Fecal Transplant: Study - HealthDay

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 11:06

HealthDay

Frozen as Good as Fresh for Fecal Transplant: Study
HealthDay
Doctors have used frozen stool samples to treat C. difficile for a couple of years, because the prepackaged samples allow for much easier and swifter treatment than identifying and screening a fresh donor, said lead author Dr. Christine Lee, director ...

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Stuart Altman: Health care watchdog - CommonWealth magazine

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 08:18

CommonWealth magazine

Stuart Altman: Health care watchdog
CommonWealth magazine
STUART ALTMAN IS 78, an age when most people are taking the foot off life's gas pedal. But Altman isn't pulling over to the side of the road yet. The economist lectures on health policy at Brandeis University in Waltham and is playing an active role in ...

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City commission to revisit needle exchange proposal - State-Journal.com

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 07:21

State-Journal.com

City commission to revisit needle exchange proposal
State-Journal.com
“We would just reiterate the strong evidence that shows the effectiveness of programs such as these to stop the very costly spread of blood-borne infection such as Hepatitis C and HIV,” Health Department Executive Director Judy Mattingly said. Mayor ...

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Prescription drug prices jumped more than 10 percent in 2015, analysis finds - Chicago Tribune

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 13:13

Chicago Tribune

Prescription drug prices jumped more than 10 percent in 2015, analysis finds
Chicago Tribune
The pharmaceutical industry has long maintained that drug costs represent only a fraction of overall health costs in the country, that groundbreaking treatments such as new drugs for hepatitis C will save money over the long term and that innovative ...

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Parents' Drug Abuse Strains Child-Welfare Agencies - Wall Street Journal

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 12:55

Wall Street Journal

Parents' Drug Abuse Strains Child-Welfare Agencies
Wall Street Journal
Ohio has created 20 family dependency treatment courts that offer an alternative judicial track for parents dealing with drug addiction. One is in Clermont County, just east of Cincinnati, where about 70% of the child-welfare cases are drug-related ...

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Day 1 of #JPM16: Liquid biopsies, rare diseases and off-the-record keynotes - Boston Business Journal (blog)

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 11:01

Boston Business Journal (blog)

Day 1 of #JPM16: Liquid biopsies, rare diseases and off-the-record keynotes
Boston Business Journal (blog)
The following story was posting this morning by The Boston Business Journal's sister publication in San Fransisco by biotech writer Ron Leuty. You know something's all the rage when Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos jump on board — and a new Bay Area company ...

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Hepatitis C virus's next top models? - Nature.com

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 07:57

Nature.com

Hepatitis C virus's next top models?
Nature.com
Overexpression of SEC14L2 allows long-term replication of WT HCV RNA in cultured hepatoma cells. c, Pigtail-macaque-derived hepatocyte (like) cells overexpressing viral entry receptors, and primary rhesus-macaque hepatocytes can be infected with HCV ...

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Enanta Pharmaceuticals Announces New R&D Initiatives in Hepatitis B Virus and ... - Business Wire (press release)

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 07:01

Enanta Pharmaceuticals Announces New R&D Initiatives in Hepatitis B Virus and ...
Business Wire (press release)
In anticipation of resistance arising due to direct-acting antiviral HCV therapies currently on the market, Enanta has developed an alternative approach to HCV that targets the human host protein cyclophilin. Since cyclophilin inhibitors act as host ...

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Biocon launches hepatitis-C drug in India - Livemint

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 00:55

Livemint

Biocon launches hepatitis-C drug in India
Livemint
CIMIVIR-L, a once-a-day oral therapy, will offer a convenient, effective and safe alternative to people infected with the Hepatitis-C virus (HCV), the company said. It is estimated that nearly 100,000 people die annually in India from HCV infection and ...
Biocon introduces advanced therapy to treat Hepatitis CEconomic Times

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