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Hepatitis C treatment debate
2014-06-23 05:10:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new combination therapy could cut treatment time for hepatitis C to just four weeks, but quicker recovery comes with a steep price, as the new medication is said to cost roughly $1,000 per pill. According to Reuters reporter Bill Berkrot, the treatment involves an experimental antiviral drug produced by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sovaldi, a drug produced by Gilead Sciences Inc. that has reportedly outraged insurance companies and...

2014-05-20 23:18:15

In its May 2014 survey, polyDNA found that 36% of respondents wanted to know what complications can arise from a hepatitis B infection. polyDNA reviews the literature, and recommends Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin, which have a formula proven to reduce viral symptoms in two post-marketing clinical studies. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 In polyDNA’s latest survey, 36% of participants wanted to know what complications can arise from a hepatitis B infection. The answer is that a long-term,...

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...

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...

2014-05-12 08:30:57

MILFORD, Mass., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering and developing novel drugs to treat a number of medical conditions, with a primary focus in antivirals, today announced three presentations on SB 9200, its lead drug candidate for the treatment of Hepatitis B (HBV) and Hepatitis C (HCV) infections, at the 27th International Conference on Antiviral Research (ICAR) being held May 12-16, 2014 at the...

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...

2014-05-01 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...

2014-05-01 23:02:50

The Hepatitis B Foundation will visit Philadelphia City Council to ask city leaders to support increased testing for the viral liver diseases hepatitis B and C in Philadelphia’s at-risk populations. Philadelphia (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014 Time: 10 a.m. Location: Philadelphia City Council, 494 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 Details: The Hepatitis B Foundation will visit Philadelphia City Council to ask city leaders to support increased testing for the...

2014-04-17 15:40:57

Deaths from viral Hepatitis B and C have surpassed HIV/AIDS in many countries, including Australia and in Western Europe, according to an analysis of the 2010 Global Burden of Disease study. The analysis was conducted by Dr Benjamin Cowie and Ms Jennifer MacLachlan from the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health, and was presented at The International Liver Congress in London earlier this month. “Liver cancer is the fastest increasing cause of cancer deaths in Australia,...


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Hepatitis B
2013-02-25 09:11:23

Image Caption: This electron micrograph reveals the presence of hepatitis-B virus HBV "Dane particles", or virions. Credit: CDC/Wikipedia Hepatitis B: What Is It? Hepatitis simply means a swelling or inflammation of the liver. The type hepatitis that a person contracts (there are 5 common forms) affects their long-term prognosis. The most common and most severe of these different types of liver infection is Hepatitis B, which is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is typically...

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2011-01-24 12:50:52

Hepatitis A, caused by hepatitis A virus, is an acute infectious disease of the liver that is transmitted person to person by ingestion of contaminated food or water or through direct contact with an infectious person. Millions of people are believed to become infected with HAV every year. The incubation period is two to six weeks and on average is 28 days. In less developed countries the HAV is usually contracted in early childhood. Clean water helps to decrease contraction of HAV. In 90%...

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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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2011-01-20 19:14:56

Hepatitis B virus, HBV, is a part of the Hepadnaviridae family of viruses. HBV can lead to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma and has been linked to pancreatic cancer. It is classified as a species of the Orthohepadnavirus. Similar viruses have been found worldwide in great apes and monkeys. There a few different genotypes and they all differ by at least 8% of the sequence and have distinct geographical distributions and this has been associated with anthropological history. Type A is...

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2011-01-12 15:49:29

Hepadnaviruses can cause liver infections in humans and animals. The two recognized genera are Genus Orthohepadnavirus and Genus Avihepadnavirus. It has a small genome of partially double-stranded, partially single stranded circular DNA. It is a group 7 virus that uses an RNA intermediate during replication. Most people who come into contact with the virus are able to clear the infection alone although some cannot and usually progress to fulminant hepatitis. It can cause sever liver...

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