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Hepatitis/HIV testing offered for area residents in Espanola next week

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 14:06
ESPANOLA—Island residents who believe they may be at risk of HIV or hepatitis C are encouraged to come to a Testing 1-2-3 event in Espanola on Wednesday, January 20. The event encourages people to “have lunch, get tested, get results” at the Espanola ...
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Gilead Sciences Takes 2 Steps Forward and 1 Step Back

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 02:09
The hepatitis C leader received news from regulators that could strengthen its position in this space even further. The following day, it announced a clinical win with a blockbuster hepatitis B treatment that could also strengthen this franchise.
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Gilead Looks Set To Beat Bristol Myers Squibb In Race For Top Hepatitis C Drug

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 00:07
Gilead just got priority review for its latest HCV candidate. There are a number of approved, and pending drugs in the space. Gilead leads, but others are encroaching on its market share. If the latest NDA get’s approval, Gilead should once again pull ...
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Hepatitis C: the costly cure?

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 23:29
MIAMI (Ivanhoe Newswire/WTVM) -- Millions of Americans have Hepatitis C, a chronic disease that ravages your liver and in some cases can be deadly. New drugs can cure the virus, but that’s only good news for some people. Jeffrey Acocella and Dirk Stokes ...
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Cheaper Hepatitis C treatments in Malaysia?

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 20:38
PUTRAJAYA: Cheaper Hepatitis C treatment may be possible if a collaboration between the government and an international body is successful. The collaboration, between the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and the Ministry-owned Clinical ...
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Watkins: Heroin use boosts Hep C; Revenant great

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 10:49
News, opinions and straightening out fans, coaches and players of the Alabama Crimson Tide. You might need to be checked for hepatitis C, even if you feel fine. It’s a simple blood test that can be administered at most family health care clinics, and ...
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Hepatitis C: the costly cure?

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 02:22
MIAMI (Ivanhoe Newswire/WTVM) -- Millions of Americans have Hepatitis C, a chronic disease that ravages your liver and in some cases can be deadly. New drugs can cure the virus, but that’s only good news for some people. Jeffrey Acocella and Dirk Stokes ...
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Cameroon: Hepatitis B, C - the Silent Killers

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 00:30
Statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicates that more than 2, 000 million people alive worldwide today have been infected with Hepatitis B virus (HBV) at some time in their lives. Of this, about 350 million remain infected chronically and ...
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Pricey hepatitis C drugs threaten health care system

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 07:29
2 teacher’s aides charged in Antioch classroom child abuse Caption Close With the hepatitis C virus affecting about 3 million persons in the United States, the impact of Gilead’s pricing strategy is real, measurable — and devastating. With a 12-week ...
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Pricey hepatitis C drugs threaten health care system

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 07:29
2 teacher’s aides charged in Antioch classroom child abuse Caption Close With the hepatitis C virus affecting about 3 million persons in the United States, the impact of Gilead’s pricing strategy is real, measurable — and devastating. With a 12-week ...
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Hepatitis C: Don’t Squander the Cure

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 04:58
National Harbor, Md.—With the extraordinary pace of advances in hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy, you might think that getting most HCV patients to achieve a sustained virologic response (SVR) has become fairly easy. The sobering news is that adherence ...
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Hepatitis C: Don’t Squander the Cure

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 04:58
National Harbor, Md.—With the extraordinary pace of advances in hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy, you might think that getting most HCV patients to achieve a sustained virologic response (SVR) has become fairly easy. The sobering news is that adherence ...
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Acute Hepatitis C Infection in Young Persons Who Use Drugs

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 01:35
I appreciate this opportunity to describe what we are calling the "emerging epidemic" of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among persons who inject drugs (PWIDs). After several years of plateaued HCV incidence—generally 800-1000 new reported cases of ...
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Acute Hepatitis C Infection in Young Persons Who Use Drugs

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 01:35
I appreciate this opportunity to describe what we are calling the "emerging epidemic" of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among persons who inject drugs (PWIDs). After several years of plateaued HCV incidence—generally 800-1000 new reported cases of ...
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Possible Hepatitis C outbreak may affect thousands in Utah

Sun, 01/10/2016 - 22:13
Jan. 11, 2016 - 0:30 - At least seven thousand people may have contracted the disease after coming in contact with an infected former nurse
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Time is running out. If you were possibly exposed to hepatitis C, schedule a test

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 22:47
This is an editorial for 4,660 people. Not just any 4,660 people, however — the 4,660 who still need to be tested for hepatitis C in Ogden and Layton. If you contracted hepatitis at McKay-Dee Hospital or Davis Hospital and Medical Center, you need to know.
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Utah fears thousands infected in hepatitis C outbreak after exposure to hospital nurse

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 18:00
More than 7,000 patients at a Utah hospital were potentially exposed to an “outbreak” of hepatitis C after coming into contact with an infected former nurse – but less than half have come in for free testing to find out if they have the disease.
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Utah fears thousands infected in hepatitis C outbreak after exposure to hospital nurse

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 18:00
More than 7,000 patients at a Utah hospital were potentially exposed to an “outbreak” of hepatitis C after coming into contact with an infected former nurse – but less than half have come in for free testing to find out if they have the disease.
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More hepatitis C cases identified after McKay-Dee, Davis hospital exposures

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 01:59
Positive cases of hepatitis C continue to be recorded as health authorities near completion of their investigation into the outbreak that exposed 7,200 patients to the disease at McKay-Dee Hospital and Davis Hospital and Medical Center, a federal health ...
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Testing finds some hepatitis C cases at Utah hospitals where infected nurse worked

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 13:09
Two months of testing has identified a rare strain of hepatitis C in the blood of some patients treated at Utah hospitals by a nurse who was later found to have the disease, state health officials said Wednesday. Health officials began free testing in ...
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