EASL 2012 Highlights →
Hepatitis Magazine’s coverage from the 47th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver can be found here.
Chronic HBV associated with twice the risk of... →
The risk of death due to liver disease is twice as high for patients with chronic hepatitis B infection compared to individuals with chronic hepatitis C, US researchers report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. The study involved gay and other men who have sex with men, most of whom were HIV positive. Hepatitis B remained associated with a two-fold increase in the risk of...
LA Times: Don't use boceprevir and ritonavir... →
The Food and Drug Administration warned Friday that doctors should not prescribe and patients should not use the hepatitis C drug Victrelis (boceprevir) and the anti-HIV drug ritonavir at the same time because such use reduces the effectiveness of both drugs. Read more here.
MedPage Today: Pancreatitis Forces Halt to HCV... →
Three cases of acute pancreatitis, one fatal, have led the FDA to put a clinical hold on a trial of an investigational oral drug for hepatitis C called alisporivir, according to the product’s manufacturer. An official at Novartis broke the news at a press conference held Thursday at the European Association for the Study of the Liver meeting in Barcelona. Read more here.
Hepatitis in the News: Drug Collaboration Lags on... →
“‘The only appropriate motivation should be what is the best and fastest way to get cures, not what is best for the shareholders,’ said Dr. Scott Friedman, chief of liver diseases at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York…” Read more here.
Imagine my excitement when the individual local grassroots hep B campaigns from...– Daniel Chen from the Hepatitis B Foundation has written a great blog post announcing that the local Hep B Free campaign has changed its name to Hep B United Philadelphia. This will bring hep B coalitions across the country together under a united network. We look forward to seeing what exciting...
Program in Philadelphia helps save overdose... →
Our friends at Prevention Point were in the news for their overdose prevention program. Great work, guys!
4th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day -... →
Visit this website to see where you can return unused prescription drugs on 4/28. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Each day, approximately,...
Increasing Routine Viral Hepatitis Testing |... →
This blog post by Dr. Ron Valdiserri, who is Director of HHS’ Office of HIV Planning and Infectious Disease Policy, summarizes highlights from a recent day-long consultation about hepatitis testing. Several programs initiated by Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators across the country are highlighted!
Wouldn’t it be great if this was available in Philly? “A D.C. pharmacy has become the first in the nation to screen for HIV and Hepatitis C with a new rapid test—providing results in the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee.” (via HIV, Hepatitis C rapid testing now in D.C. | WJLA.com)