Posts Tagged ‘hepc’

Can You Get Hepatitis C from Saliva or Kissing?

More than 3.5 million Americans are infected with chronic Hepatitis C, one of the most common causes of liver disease today. Although it is believed to be primarily transmitted through blood to blood contact, there are indications that other means of contracting Hepatitis C are possible. Discover if this means you can get Hepatitis C…

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The 9 Truths About Hepatitis C Treatment Success

As the medications for Hepatitis C continue to improve, greater numbers of people are relishing in their successful treatment outcomes. Despite finally being free of the Hepatitis C virus, most physicians refrain from telling their patients they are cured. The reason for avoiding this terminology is uncertainty regarding the implications of successful Hepatitis C treatment.…

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Insurers Probed on Hepatitis C Drug Coverage

Insurers Probed on Hepatitis C Drug Coverage New York state’s attorney general investigates alleged restrictions on expensive but effective drugs ENLARGE Harvoni, which is manufactured by Gilead Sciences, cures hepatitis C in from 90% to 99% of cases. Photo: Max Whittaker/Prime for The Wall Street Journal Corinne Ramey March 2, 2016 7:31 p.m. ET 2…

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Zepatier Hepatitis C Drug From Merck Is Approved

By REUTERSJAN. 29, 2016 United States regulators on Thursday approved a new once-daily pill for the liver-destroying hepatitis C virus made by Merck, which said it would sell the drug at a lower list price than its competitors. The list price for Zepatier will be $54,600 for a 12-week regimen, which Merck said it expected…

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Can Hep C Be Cured in Just Six Weeks?

Can Hep C Be Cured in Just Six Weeks? Just as the makers of the next generation of Hepatitis C drugs aim for greater safety and effectiveness, they are also trying to eliminate the virus in a shorter period of time.   Only five years ago, the medications prescribed to treat Hepatitis C were analogous…

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