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Liver Cancer Found in Hepatitis C Patients on New Antivirals

AND THEY WONDER WHY I AM HESITANT.

BARCELONA, Spain — In a surprising number of patients with hepatitis C and cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma develops within weeks of starting treatment with direct-acting antivirals, new research suggests.”I do not think that direct-acting antivirals are directly responsible,” said lead investigator Stefano Brillanti, MD, from the University of Bologna, Italy.”The hypothesis is that immune surveillance may be reduced too rapidly,” he told Medscape Medical News. 48 more words

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Gan Kim Yong ah... why you say name means shame leh?

The ostensible reason for the reluctance to name the officers punished for their role/inaction in the SGH case is that doing so could breed a culture of blame. 793 more words

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Welcome to the HCV AdvocateAUGUST 28, 2015 BY ALAN FRANCISCUSWelcome to the HCV Advocate website.Welcome! If you are new to our Website or the latest design I hope that your experience will be a productive one.   190 more words

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Harvoni is Safe and Effective in Seniors With Hepatitis C - HEP

Gilead Sciences’ Harvoni (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir) is safe and effective in treating hepatitis C virus (HCV) among individuals age 65 and up, Reuters Health reports. Publishing their findings in the journal Hepatology, researchers analyzed data on 2,293 people with hep C enrolled in four Phase III trials of Harvoni.  152 more words

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Full Course of Direct Acting HepC Antiviral Now Available to All Australians

The full twelve-week course of direct acting hepatitis C antiviral oral medicines are now available to all Australians for the subsidized price of a little over A$100.00, or even less for concession card holders. 67 more words

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Fast facts on the new Hep C drugs | AJP

In Australia it is estimated that more than 230,000 patients were living with chronic hepatitis C in 2012 yet less than 2% were receiving treatment.For many patients disclosing that they have hepatitis C it is not easy and so they may not have told you, or their family or friends[1]There may be a number of your customers who have chronic hepatitis C infection, but you won’t necessarily know who they are. 10 more words

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HEP C - and you

HEP C (also known as HCV ie HEPATITIS C VIRUS)

I asked a cross section of 50 of my Facebook friends the following questions…

  1. How you feel about HEP C?
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