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2014-05-27 23:02:43

RxSteward, BioPlus’ cost-saving intervention program, provides significant cost savings to payers, according to data from hepatitis C patients presented at Armada’s 2014 Annual Specialty Pharmacy Summit. Altamonte Springs, FL (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy (BioPlus), one of the nation’s largest specialty pharmacies specializing in hepatitis C, presented at an educational panel during Armada’s 2014 Annual Specialty Pharmacy Summit & Expo. BioPlus’...

2014-05-22 08:29:21

-- Submission based on the largest Phase III program in genotype 1 (GT1) hepatitis C patients conducted to date(1) -- Health Canada grants AbbVie's request for Priority Review MONTREAL, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) filed a New Drug Submission (NDS) to Health Canada seeking approval for the company's investigational, all-oral, interferon-free regimen for the treatment of adult patients with genotype 1 (GT1) chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, including...

2014-05-21 12:49:39

American Chemical Society To the relief of patients diagnosed with hepatitis C, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two new treatments late last year, and a few more are on the way. Now scientists are solving another side of the disease's problem: identifying the millions more who have the virus but don't know it — and unwittingly pass it on. A report in the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry describes a novel, scrapbook-inspired test that does just that. Xuan Mu, Zhi Zheng...

2014-05-19 23:03:14

Advocacy groups warn that threat of viral hepatitis is “creeping up” on city’s vulnerable populations PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 A chorus of voices supporting increased access to viral hepatitis testing for Philadelphia residents echoed through a recent city council meeting, as advocacy groups joined forces to deliver a powerful message. More than 55 members of Hep B United Philadelphia, led by the Hepatitis B Foundation, and the Hepatitis C Allies of Philadelphia...

2014-05-19 10:12:50

University at Buffalo More effective, new medications for HCV infection with fewer side effects also are causing a shift in patients’ attitudes People who inject drugs and are enrolled in a drug treatment program are receptive to education about, and treatment for, hepatitis C virus, according to a study by researchers at several institutions, including the University at Buffalo. That finding, published online this week in the Journal of Addiction Medicine will be welcome news to...

2014-05-08 04:21:41

- Submission based on the largest Phase III program in genotype 1 (GT1) hepatitis C patients conducted to date1 NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) submitted marketing authorization applications (MAAs) to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) seeking approval for the company's investigational, all-oral, interferon-free regimen for the treatment of adult patients with chronic genotype 1 (GT1) hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The MAAs are supported by...

2014-05-07 08:32:30

-- Filing Includes Data from Treatment-Naive Patients with Advanced Fibrosis and Null Responders with All Stages of Liver Fibrosis -- RARITAN, N.J., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) today announced it has submitted a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for simeprevir, an NS3/4A protease inhibitor marketed as OLYSIO(TM) in the United States, in combination with the nucleotide analog NS5B polymerase...

2014-05-07 08:31:43

DELAND, Fla., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced that DaVita Labs, the diagnostic laboratory servicing both dialysis organizations and physician practices, has implemented molecular diagnostic testing using technology from Roche Diagnostics. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140318/DC85712LOGO This molecular diagnostic testing will allow DaVita...

2014-05-02 12:26:36

New research finds Vietnam vets with hepatitis C do not have higher rates of the disease DANVILLE, Pa., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of researchers from four health systems across the United States has published a study revealing that Vietnam era vets with hepatitis C virus (HCV) do not have higher rates of this disease due to injection drug abuse compared to nonveterans. The study was published electronically in the Journal of Community Health in April. It is...

2014-05-01 23:09:09

Three of BioPlus’ Doctors of Pharmacy will be presenting at the 10th Annual Specialty Pharmacy Summit, providing insight about specialty pharmacy cost savings. Altamonte Springs, FL (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy (BioPlus), one of the nation’s largest specialty pharmacies specializing in hepatitis C, will be involved in educational panels at Armada’s 2014 Annual Specialty Pharmacy Summit & Expo. The BioPlus speakers will focus on the changing landscape of...


Latest hepatitis C Reference Libraries

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2011-01-20 19:23:30

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an enveloped, positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus of the family Flaviviridae. It consists of a core of genetic material surrounded by an icosahedra protective shell of protein. The genome consists of a single open reading frame that is 9600 nucleotide bases long. HCV replication takes several steps. It primarily replicates in the hepatocytes of the liver. It can also reproduce in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. There is a wide variety of genotypes and...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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