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DDW 2013 - May 18-21, 2013 - Orlando, FL
Digestive Disease Week - The conference will showcase the latest advances in GI research, medicine and technology in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery
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EASL - News Updates Continue....
Harvard Presents - A New Era in the Management of Chronic Hepatitis C
The Majority of Physicians that Treat Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Have Begun "Warehousing" and Preparing Their HCV Patients for the Next Generation of HCV Treatments
Sixty Percent of Surveyed Physicians Agree That They Are Beginning To Warehouse HCV Patients Until New Interferon-Free Regimens Are Available, According to a Recently Published BioTrends Report
Updated- HCV Treat Now Or Wait
A collection of research articles weighing the risks and benefits of treating HCV now vs waiting for future therapies.
Interferon-free, treat-all approach cost effective, beneficial
for chronic HCV
Gilead steals a march for hepatitis C drug application
European Medicines Agency Validates Gilead's Marketing
Application for Sofosbuvir for the Treatment of Hepatitis C
DDW 2013 Video - Simeprevir (Tmc435) Plus Sofosbuvir (Gs-7977) With or Without Ribavirin HCV GT 1 Null Responders.
DDW 2013 - Janssen's Simeprevir Phase 3 PROMISE Study demonstrating (SVR12) in 79 percent of patients
DDW: An Analysis of Response Rates by Fibrosis Stage in Patients Treated With Faldaprevir, BI 207127, and Ribavirin in the SOUND-C2 Study
Experts review NAFLD treatment options
NATAP - Summary EASL 2013 - New HCV DAAs on their way soon: what do the phase III studies tell us?
Current and Future Therapies for Hepatitis C Virus Infection
If the past is a harbinger of the future, therapy for HCV infection will probably continue to advance at a brisk pace. Many additional potent agents are in the clinical pipeline, and interferon-free regimens are likely to dominate
the HCV therapeutic landscape within the next 5 years.....
Hepatitis C in the United States Perspective
Care for hepatitis C is evolving rapidly, with increasingly effective and better-tolerated antiviral therapies being evaluated and approved for use. It's clear, however, that not everyone who would qualify for therapy has been tested and identified, referred for appropriate care, and offered or given the best therapy available. Furthermore, currently used antiviral drugs - pegylated interferon and ribavirin "base" plus either telaprevir or boceprevir - can cost more than $70,000 for a full course of therapy. It is expected that the new oral antiviral agents will be just as expensive, at least in the short term.
Depression: Hep C Treatment Side Effects and Help to Get Through It, Part 1
Depression; Hep C Treatment Side Effect and Help to Get Through It, part 2.
Organ donor cards hard to implement in China and China's unethical practice of organ harvesting
To understand the importance of today's news from China to implement consent for organ transplants or donor cards, the public may need some background on China's unethical practice of organ harvesting from imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners
As Hepatitis C Spreads, Scotland Steps In
Minn. DOH recommend one-time Hepatitis-C shots for Baby Boomers
Stop paid blood donor clinics in Toronto, victims say
Watch - Best of the EASL 2013 on hepatitis C - webcast with Dr Andrew Muir
Hepatitis C Therapy Update 2013-What About Interferon-free Regimens?
Interferon-free regimens are widely being tested in clinical trials with encouraging results. The following selected trials demonstrate how rapidly progress is being made. Beginning in 2010, studies demonstrated the potential for antiviral efficacy of an all-oral regimen using combinations of drugs with different targets.
Report highlights major failings in UK response to hepatitis C
The UK needs to “be doing so much more” in response to hepatitis C, according to a new report. Supported by a consortium of leading hepatitis C charities
BLOG: One in four Massachusetts physicians received gifts, industry payments
According to a recent report in The New England Journal of
Medicine, one in four physicians in Massachusetts received at least one gift or payment from pharmaceutical or medical device companies valued at $50 or more since the commonwealth began tracking these payments in July 2010
Is There a Future for Milk Thistle In HCV?
Research, a few studies which offer a better understanding of the popular supplement, including the possible benefits.
U.S. FDA grants priority review to Simeprevir (TMC435) for
combination treatment of genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C
Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) announced today that the FDA has granted Priority Review to the New Drug Application (NDA) for simeprevir (TMC435), an investigational NS3/4A protease inhibitor administered as a 150 mg capsule once daily with pegylated interferon
and ribavirin for the treatment of genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C in adult patients with compensated liver disease.
Drug-Induced Liver Injury in Elderly Patients Differs From Younger Patients
Spring Hepatitis Newsletters- Waiting for Approval of Drugs... What About Herbal Supplements?
AbbVie's Investigational Hepatitis C Virus Regimen Gets
AbbVie’s investigational direct-acting antiviral (DAA) combination regimen with and without ribavirin for the treatment of genotype 1 (GT1) hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been designated as a Breakthrough Therapy by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ABT-450, Enanta’s lead HCV protease inhibitor identified in its ongoing collaboration with AbbVie, is one of three DAAs in the regimen.
Boceprevir/peginterferon/ribavirin effective, safe in chronic HCV patients with compensated cirrhosis
Gilead Sofosbuvir and ledipasvir: Plans to initiate a third
Phase 3 clinical trial with and without ribavirin
Surveyed Gastroenterologists Agree - Gilead's interferon-free regimen has Advantages Over Current Hepatitis C Therapies
EASL 2013 - Internet Symposium: Watch Advances in Chronic Hepatitis C Management and Treatment
2013 : HCV News Digest
The International Liver Congress 2013 of the
European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), will take place April 24 to 28 in Amsterdam,
Blog- News Updates
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EASL 2013 - Internet Symposium: Watch Advances in Chronic
Hepatitis C Management and Treatment
- New Data- Hepatitis C Investigational Drugs
AbbVie is a new, independent biopharmaceutical
company composed of Abbott’s former proprietary pharmaceutical
ABT-267, ABT-333-non- nucleoside, ABT-450/r
r = ritonavir
May 6 Update
AbbVie's Investigational Hepatitis C Virus Regimen
Gets Breakthrough-Therapy Designation
Faldaprevir/ (BI 201335),
MK-5172 and Daclatasvir-Merck Enters Agreement with
Bristol-Myers Squibb to Conduct a Phase II Clinical Trial
EASL - News Updates
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HCV Triple-therapy Side Effects
Side Effects- Exploratory Interferon Free Therapies
Interferon Free Combinations
Sofosbuvir (GS-7977 and PSI-7977)
Lucinda K. Porter, RN
Personal Experience - Starting 12 weeks of sofosbuvir, GS-5885, and ribavirin
Coming in September 2013
A second book authored by Lucinda K. Porter, RN
Hepatitis C Treatment One Step at a Time: Inspirational
Readings and Practical Tips for Successful Hepatitis C Treatment
FREE FROM HEPATITIS C
Telaprevir and Boceprevir
Pocket Guide For UsingTelaprevir and Boceprevir
Prescribing Information for INCIVEK including the Medication
Prescribing Information and Medication Guide
Patient Assistance Programs
INCIVEK/Telaprevir and VICTRELIS (Boceprevir) Patient Assistance Program
Hepatitis C Pipeline
Feb 20 2013- EASL-Burden of Liver Disease in Europe:
Looks at leading causes of cirrhosis and primary liver cancer
Need To Talk To Someone ?
Help is available, recently "Project Inform" announced the launch of a new national helpline, 877-HELP-4-HEP (877-435-7443), run by and for people affected by hepatitis C.
The helpline operates Monday through Friday 9am to 7pm EST.
To learn more, visit www.help4hep.org
New ALF Website
The Hepatitis C: Diagnosis, Treatment, Support website
In addition, questions sent on e-mail to email@example.com will be promptly answered.
Hepatitis C Newsletters
HCV Advocate Newsletter
The HCV Advocate newsletter is a valuable resource designed to provide the hepatitis C community with monthly updates on events, clinical research, and education
HBV Journal Review
Online monthly newsletter
GI & Hepatology News is the official newspaper of the AGA Institute and provides the gastroenterologist with timely and relevant news and commentary about clinical developments and about the impact of health-care policy.
The newspaper is led by an internationally renowned board of editors.
Hep Magazine Newsletter
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latest info to help keep your liver healthy.
Hepatitis C Victoria publishes two regular e-newsletters:
Liver Spot, for people interested in general hepatitis news and views, and Viral Lowdown, for people working in and around the field of hepatitis C, as well as an electronic version of Good Liver, our quarterly magazine.You can sign up for any of these HERE.
Hepatitis C Trust Newsletter
Published every spring and winter.
CAP Hepatitis C Literature Review
Monthly Pubmed Review of the most relevant research on hepatitis C.
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Magazine & Books
Free from Hepatitis C:Your Complete Guide to Healing Hepatitis C
Lucinda K. Porter, RN, author of Free from Hepatitis C, is a hepatitis C patient, nurse and recognized expert in the hepatitis C field. Lucinda was a clinical research nurse at Stanford University Medical Center’s Hepatology division. In 1998, she co-founded the Redwood City Hepatitis C Support Group. She has been a guest speaker, educator and consultant, particularly on the subject of hepatitis C. Lucinda is actively engaged in community awareness activities focusing on issues surrounding viral hepatitis.
Learn More Here
Hepatitis C No Longer a Lifelong Illness
Leading hepatologist and hepatitis C expert Gregory Everson, M.D. provides state-of-the-science information in "Curing Hepatitis C"
-- a new book that outlines the latest treatment protocols that offer the outcome of complete cure from this disease
Hepatitis C Choices
Free Online Book
Important link if you are considering the new therapies. Be sure to talk with your doctor about all of your other medications prior to taking any prescription.
Hep C Magazine
Hepatitis NSW publishes two magazines:
The Hep Review: is a 60 page magazine that comes out every three months, containing news, info, opinion, research and feature articles about hepatitis.
Transmission Magazine: is a 16 page magazine that comes out every three months and is targeted at people affected by hep C or at risk of contracting it, and who prefer less text and more artwork.
We strive to provide high quality magazines and content developed by us is produced according to our resources development guidelines. Where relevant, we provide author and source details. Each magazine is produced under the guidance of editorial committees made up of people from the hepatitis and related sectors, and people recruited for their experience in journalism and desktop publishing.
Both our magazines aim to provide you with up-to-date information. They also give you the opportunity to provide input through telling your story, suggesting ideas for the articles that we write and helping with production (proofreading, mailouts, etc.)
In this part of our website you will find:
Hep Review magazine
Hep Review index
Hep Review promo campaign
FDA Hepatitis List Serve
This e-mail list provides updates on safety and regulatory issues related to hepatitis B and C products (labeling changes, safety warnings, product approvals). Intended for patients, industry, academia, government agencies, and other interested parties. To sign up, click on link above.
New Digital Liver Disease Journal - "Clinical Liver Disease"
This journal is an official digital educational
resource from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.
Visitors are able to view videos, full data, and download files in either HTML or PDF formats
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