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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...

2014-05-01 23:06:55

MedSpring Offering Free Hepatitis C Screenings in May Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 According to the CDC, approximately three million Americans are living with hepatitis C and as many as 75 percent do not know they are infected. Hepatitis C virus infection is the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the United States and can lead to serious health issues, including liver disease, cirrhosis, cancer and even death. In recognition of Hepatitis Awareness Month, MedSpring is offering...

2014-04-22 08:34:00

-Submission based on the largest Phase III program in genotype 1 (GT1) hepatitis C patients conducted to date(1) NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) submitted its New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 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 NDA is supported by...

2014-04-14 12:51:21

The new interferon-free, all-oral, three direct-acting-antiviral (3D) treatment regimen in development by AbbVie has achieved very high rates of virological response in patients chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 (GT1); according to the results of three studies presented today at the International Liver CongressTM 2014. The 3D regimen consists of the HCV NS3/4A protease inhibitor ABT-450 dosed with ritonavir, the NS5A inhibitor ABT-267, and the NS5B RNA polymerase...

2014-04-14 12:35:09

Results from RESTORE , a phase III, multicentre, single-arm, open-label study presented today at the International Liver CongressTM 2014 showed that simeprevir 150 mg once-daily for 12 weeks in combination with peginterferon and ribavirin (followed by 12 or 36 weeks of peginterferon and ribavirin) was effective and well tolerated in hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 4-infected patients, consistent with previous observations in HCV genotype 1-infected patients. Overall, 65.4% of patients...


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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