Hepatitis warning: Deadly virus spreading across UK - flu-like signs and symptoms revealed
HEPATITIS symptoms can be difficult to spot, and signs may develop as the virus infection damages the liver. These are the warning symptoms of hepatitis C to watch out for, after Public Health England urged people to get checked, as treatment can cure the infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VBCs: Are They Working?
As an observer, it can be difficult to find out what ’s happening with value-based contracts (VBCs). The fanfare that accompanies the announcement of a deal invariably gives way to a long period of silence, a good sign if you subscribe to the mantra that no news is good news, but if you don’t, there is cause for concern.The smattering of reports on the topic suggest that green shoots are emerging. A recent survey of 120 payers conducted by the ORC International and commissioned by Change Healthcare, found that payers reported an average saving in medical costs of 5.6% from VBC strategies with an accompanying 77...
Source: EyeForPharma - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Chapman Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt Targets to Screen Four Million People for Hepatitis C
[New Times] The Ministry of Health yesterday launched a campaign in which some four million Rwandans will be screened for Hepatitis C and treated in the next five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Final Hep C Challenge of 2018
True or False: Hepatitis C belongs to the Fuselloviridae virus family. Answer and 4 more questions in the last Patient Care Hep C quiz for 2018. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - December 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

A Promising Way to Help Drug Users Is ‘Severely Lacking’ Around the World, Report Says
Global funding for harm reduction programs is in “crisis,” according to the latest Global State of Harm Reduction report, potentially threatening the effectiveness of HIV, hepatitis and drug overdose relief programs worldwide. Harm reduction policies and programs are meant to curb the negative effects associated with illicit drug use — such as overdoses and the spread of blood-borne illnesses like HIV and hepatitis C — rather than focusing solely on stopping substance use. Proponents, and plenty of research, suggest these practices can have a sizable impact on public health, and help drug users who ...
Source: TIME: Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime HIV/AIDS public health Source Type: news

Survival Similar With Donor Hearts From Hepatitis C & #43; Donors
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Transplant patients with hearts from donors with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and obese donors have similar survival rates as patients with other donor hearts, according to two studies published in the December issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US Spending on Physician, Clinical Services Rose 4% in 2017 US Spending on Physician, Clinical Services Rose 4% in 2017
An analysis from CMS shows continued slowing in the growth rate for total US healthcare spending, following a bump in 2014-2015 due to an expansion of insurance coverage and new hepatitis C drugs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

HCV Expert Interview with Jordan Feld, MD, MPH
The renowned liver expert parses results of 3 studies presented at The Liver Meeting 2018 that could expand the role for DAA therapy in unexpected ways. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - December 4, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Millions flock to free tests as Egypt seeks to eradicate hepatitis C
When Houaida Mabrouk heard about a government campaign that offers free hepatitis C screenings, she hesitated, afraid of testing positive. But after many from her community started visiting health clinics to get checked, she changed her mind. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Targeted Hep C Testing Misses High Number of Cases in Prisons
MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 -- Targeted hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing misses a substantial number of cases among individuals in correctional facilities, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Sabrina... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Genetic relic of the 'black death' may offer clues in treating liver disease
(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) A gene mutation that is believed to have safeguarded some people in 14th century Europe from the bubonic plague today may be protecting HIV patients co-infected with hepatitis C from potentially fatal liver scarring, says a University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine physician-scientist. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Liver Meeting 2018: 3 Hep C Study Highlights
Find out: why HIV-infected hearts can be viable for non-infected recipients; why screening pregnant women for HIV is worth it; and, how even injection drug users can achieve SVR. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 30, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Liver Meeting 2018: Hep C Highlights
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Source: ConsultantLive - November 30, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hepatitis C and HIV coinfection
People living with HIV are at higher risk of contracting hepatitis C. This because HIV can weaken the immune system, leaving the body more vulnerable to other infections. In this article, we discuss the symptoms, prevention, and treatment for hepatitis C in people living with HIV. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

Hepatitis C treatment monitoring in England
This report summarises the content and completeness of data contained within the Hepatitis C patient registry and treatment outcome system at the end of April 2018, enabling a preliminary assessment of Hepatitis C virus treatment and its monitoring in England. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Durban's Only Needle Exchange Project Expected to Reopen in December
[Bhekisisa] The project's closure six months ago forced some injecting drug users to share needles and risk infections such as HIV and Hepatitis C. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hepatitis C symptoms in women
While hepatitis C can affect both sexes, it may cause different symptoms in females. In this article, learn about hepatitis C in women, including the causes and risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

PHE and NHSE launch national drive to trace hepatitis C patients
Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England have launched a national exercise to identify and treat patients who have been previously diagnosed with hepatitis C. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How much does hepatitis C treatment cost?
Hepatitis C is a viral infection with different treatment options. Medication, treatments, and care pricing depend on factors that include a person ’s insurance policy and their overall health. There are various medications available. Learn more about the costs of hepatitis C treatment here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

New drive launched to trace hepatitis C patients
Not all those diagnosed know of new treatments Related items fromOnMedica Health innovation hampered by drive for profit, report warns Deaths from hepatitis C drop 11% in past year England aims to be first in the world to eliminate hepatitis C Seaside towns top heroin deaths league table for England and Wales (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Diagnostics Are Helping Counter Antimicrobial Resistance, But More Work Is Needed
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threats to patient health are becoming more widely recognized and diagnostics manufacturers are making significant progress in combatting the overuse of antibiotics. There is still a lot of work to be done, however. A recent health scare for Rick Bright, Ph.D., director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), HHS, the very agency working to combat emerging infectious diseases (EID) and other threats, highlights the lingering risks.  During the 10th Public Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB...
Source: MDDI - November 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Targeted Hepatitis C testing misses substantial number of cases in correctional setting
(Boston Medical Center) Results from a new study led by Boston Medical Center (BMC) found routine Hepatitis C testing identified a significant number of cases that would have been missed by targeted testing among a population of individuals in Washington State prisons (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The connection between cirrhosis and hepatitis C
The liver is a powerful organ that the hepatitis C virus can affect. The virus causes inflammation and can lead to scarring. The name for scarring of the liver is cirrhosis. People with both conditions may have more risk of liver failure. Learn more about the link between hepatitis C and cirrhosis here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Liver Disease Risk Factors in Patients Treated for Alcohol and Drug Dependence
Conclusion As this was only a pilot study, further data collection involving a larger, representative sample of clients should be undertaken to explore these results further. References Bennett, H. et al., 2015. Assessing the Long-Term Impact of Treating Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)-Infected People Who Inject Drugs in the UK and the Relationship between Treatment Uptake and Efficacy on Future Infections. PLoS ONE, 10(5), p.e0125846. Edeghere, O. et al., 2015. Retrospective cohort study of liver transplantation in the United Kingdom between 1994 and 2010: the impact of hepatitis C infection. Public Health, 129(5), pp.509–5...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - November 15, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

Option Found for Retreatment of Chronic Hep C Infection
THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 -- Combined treatment with glecaprevir and pibrentasvir (G/P) is highly effective in treating chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype-1 infections that failed to respond to direct-acting antiviral therapy, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Abbott Diagnostics Discusses the Transformation of the Hepatitis C...
As a result of this webinar, sponsored by Abbott on November...(PRWeb November 15, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/abbott_diagnostics_discusses_the_transformation_of_the_hepatitis_c_virus_hcv_spanning_over_four_decades_in_educational_webinar/prweb15920430.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hepatitis C-Infected Organs Deemed Safe for Transplant Hepatitis C-Infected Organs Deemed Safe for Transplant
With direct-acting antivirals, organs from donors infected with hepatitis C can be transplanted safely into uninfected recipients, shortening the time patients spend on wait lists, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Hep C Therapy Can Be Shortened to 8 Weeks, Despite Cirrhosis Hep C Therapy Can Be Shortened to 8 Weeks, Despite Cirrhosis
In treatment-na ï ve patients with compensated cirrhosis, the duration of hepatitis C medication can be shortened in most cases, results from the EXPEDITION-8 trial show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Treatment Options: 5 Direct Questions
An HCV-infected patient who still injects drugs wants to start direct-acting antiviral therapy. What do guidelines recommend? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about hepatitis C in men
Hepatitis C is a viral illness that affects the liver. Men tend to experience it at higher rates than women, but it is unclear why. Some people believe that it may be due to estrogen ’s protective effect. Diagnosis and testing can help people find treatment. Learn more about hepatitis C in men here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about late-stage hepatitis C
Hepatitis C is a viral infection that can cause substantial liver damage, particularly in the later stages. The treatment and outlook will depend on the progression of the disease. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Screening for hepatitis B and C: Benefit unclear due to a lack of suitable studies
(Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care) There are no suitable studies for the benefit assessment of screenings of the general population. Thorough accompanying evaluation is required for hepatitis C screening of risk groups. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Treatments OK for Injection Drug Users
(MedPage Today) -- Study shows high response rate even with imperfect adherence (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Osteopontin: A new emerging role in HCV-related hepatocellular carcinoma
(Kanazawa University) A research team based in Japan led by Kanazawa University has demonstrated the effect of osteopontin on hepatitis C virus replication and interferon signaling in cancer stem cells. Their research sheds light on a novel therapeutic target for treating hepatocellular carcinoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Medications Effective in People Who Inject Drugs Hepatitis C Medications Effective in People Who Inject Drugs
People who inject drugs can take medication consistently enough to be cured of hepatitis C, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Treatment Works Well for Young Kids
(MedPage Today) -- Nearly all children treated with sofosbuvir/ledipasvir achieved sustained response (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 12, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Hepatitis C treatment can be shortened in 50 percent of patients, study finds
(Loyola University Health System) Hepatitis C drugs cure more than 90 percent of patients, but can cost more than $50,000 per patient. Findings from a Loyola University Chicago study could lead to significant cost savings. In 50 percent of patients, the standard 12-week treatment regimen could be shortened to as little as six weeks without compromising efficacy, the study found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health Record Prompts Can Improve Hepatitis Diagnosis Health Record Prompts Can Improve Hepatitis Diagnosis
Despite guidelines, one in five people with HIV have not been tested for hepatitis C and one in three have not been vaccinated for hepatitis B. Can electronic health record reminders change this?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

AbbVie sues England ’s NHS
Abbvie is claiming England's National Health Service (NHS) breached procurement rules during the process of seeking suppliers for hepatitis C treatment. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - November 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AbbVie Characterizes Evolving Hepatitis C (HCV) Patient Landscape in the United States Using Comprehensive Dataset
New MappingHepC.com website provides HCV community an easily accessible source of chronic HCV epidemiology data NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 9, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutica... Biopharmaceuticals, Diagnostics AbbVie, Hepatitis C (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Novel Antivirals for Hepatitis C Novel Antivirals for Hepatitis C
This review spotlights two novel pangenotypic regimens for HCV infection, SOF/VEL/VOX for patients previously treated with NS5A inhibitors, and G/P for patients with advanced kidney disease.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Over 2 Million Americans Have Hepatitis C; Opioids Help Drive Spread
Title: Over 2 Million Americans Have Hepatitis C; Opioids Help Drive SpreadCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - November 7, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

4 Good Reasons to Worry about Hep C
Even though hepatitis C cure rates are high, here are 4 issues that should still concern all healthcare providers. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 7, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

IDWeek 2018: 3 Key Hep C Studies
ICYMI: 3 important studies at IDWeek 2018 highlighted gaps in HCV infection prevention efforts among younger adults, ie, born after the baby boomers. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 6, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Over Two Million People Living With Hep C From 2013 to 2016
TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 -- During 2013 to 2016, more than two million people in the United States had current hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in Hepatology. Megan G. Hofmeister, M.D., M.P.H., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Opioids Drive Hep C to More than 2 Million in U.S.
Nearly 2.4 million Americans are infected with the hepatitis C virus, the CDC says. Most cases can be traced to injection-drug use among younger adults addicted to heroin and other opioids. Adults under 40 have the highest rate of new infections. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Over 2 Million Americans Have Hepatitis C; Opioids Help Drive Spread
TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 -- More than 2 million Americans have hepatitis C -- and the opioid epidemic is a major contributor to the problem, according to a new government study. The study, by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, does... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NHS England taken to court over 'largest ever medicines procurement'
A global pharmaceutical company has taken the NHS to court over a procurement process aimed to help England become the first country to eliminate hepatitis C. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is there a vaccine for hepatitis C?
While vaccines exist for hepatitis A and B, researchers are still developing a vaccine for hepatitis C. Learn more about future treatments in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

'The situation is shocking': Senator leads charge against for-profit blood collection
Some senators are invoking memories of the tainted blood crisis — when more than 30,000 Canadians were infected with HIV and hepatitis C from poorly-screened blood products — to put an end to the re-emergence of for-profit plasma clinics. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news