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2014-05-20 04:21:04

GENEVA, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations [http://www.ifpma.org ] (IFPMA) has published today a new report and recommendations on Hepatitis, encouraging a comprehensive approach to fighting this silent epidemic. Titled "Towards a Sustainable, Intersectoral Approach to Viral Hepatitis [http://www.ifpma.org/fileadmin/content/Publication/2014/IFPMA_Viral_Hepatitis_May2014.pdf ] ", the report is meant to...

2013-01-24 23:00:10

The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) received a 3-year grant totaling over $700,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop new Health Information Technology strategies that increase screening for chronic hepatitis B and reduce the impact of hepatitis B among high-risk Asian American and Pacific Islander populations. First study to evaluate health information technology strategies for low-income Asian American and Pacific Islander...

2011-05-04 00:00:29

The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) just released a hepatitis B product series to help raise awareness about hepatitis B and reduce its impact on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander (AA&NHOPI) communities. The three-part series, entitled B Activated Resource Guide: Increasing Hepatitis B Awareness, Prevention, and Management in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities, was designed to give individuals...

2011-05-02 11:00:00

SEATTLE, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordstrom, Inc. announced today that it is recognizing Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in 2011 by teaming up with Hep B Free and OCA to help raise awareness of the importance of getting tested for hepatitis B--the leading cause of liver cancer and one of the greatest health disparities facing the Asian Pacific American community. According to Hep B Free, one in 10 Asian Americans is chronically infected with hepatitis B versus one in 1,000 of...

2011-01-12 14:09:00

CPIC integral to evaluation of campaign's effectiveness; other areas to replicate approach FREMONT, Calif., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) and three other institutions have released new research findings to demonstrate that the massive collaborative effort known as the San Francisco Hep B Free campaign has increased awareness, testing and vaccination for chronic hepatitis B - a silent killer and the leading cause of liver...

2010-07-22 17:42:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to today's New York Times article, "Hope against Hepatitis C," Andrew Muir, M.D., M.H.S., Director, Gastroenterology/Hepatology Research, Duke Clinical Research Institute and Steering Committee Member of the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) released the following statement: "Today's New York Times article details potential promising new drug therapies that could significantly improve the way we treat individuals infected...

2009-10-30 18:21:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- House speaker Nancy Pelosi is scheduled to speak about Hepatitis B on Saturday, joining Brown & Toland and a growing coalition of community groups and healthcare partners that are raising awareness about this silent epidemic. Hepatitis B can cause liver cancer and damage, or if untreated, death. The San Francisco Hep B Free campaign, of which Brown & Toland is a part, promotes hepatitis B screening, vaccination and treatment among Asian...

2008-07-28 03:00:18

WAYNE, N.J. and EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) of China has approved Nexavar(R) (sorafenib) tablets for the treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), or liver cancer. Nexavar is the first and only oral targeted therapy to significantly improve overall survival in patients with the disease. The...


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