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New Hepatitis C Study Cures 90% of Patients

Apr 11, 2014

Learn more about the combination of two anti-viral drugs (daclatasvir and asunaprevir) developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co that has been highly effective and well tolerated among study participants.

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FREE Educational Webinar: What You Need to Know About HCV

Apr 7, 2014

If you or a family member was recently diagnosed, this free webinar from the American Liver Foundation and the Chronic Liver Disease Foundation could be the educational resource you’ve been looking for.

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FREE WEBINAR Diagnosing and Treating HE: A Physician’s Perspective

Apr 7, 2014

Register for this free webinar if you’d like a better grasp of this complicated condition or want a clearer understanding about a specific HE-related issue.

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Gilead Gets Approved for Accelerated Assessment of Hep C Drug

Apr 3, 2014

The European Medicines Agency will conduct a full assessment of Gilead Science’s Hepatitis C therapy.

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Government Impact of Hep C Drug Price Tag

Government Impact of Hep C Drug Price Tag

Apr 2, 2014

If Medicare must absorb the bulk of Sovaldi’s cost, what long term effect will Hepatitis C treatment have on this federally funded program?

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Will prisoners be denied hepatitis c treatment?

Will Prisoners Be Denied New Hepatitis C Drugs?

Mar 26, 2014

Learn more about the costly advances in Hepatitis C treatment, and the ethical dilemma it now poses for eradicating the virus from infected prisoners.

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Liver Care After Successful Hepatitis C Treatment

Liver Care After Successful Hepatitis C Treatment

Mar 19, 2014

Being cured of Hepatitis C is an exciting and more frequent occurrence thanks to improvements in antiviral therapy; however, caring for your liver afterwards is important for the liver’s longevity.

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AbbVie’s HCV Drug Cocktail Cures 99% in Trial

Mar 5, 2014

AbbVie Inc. is one step closer to marketing its two-drug combination for the treatment of Hepatitis C.

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Decrease in the Number of People Living with HCV

Mar 5, 2014

John Ward, the CDC’s director of the division of viral hepatitis, said in a telephone interview, “While the total number of U.S. patients may be declining as people die from the disease, the rate of new cases is increasing as younger people — mostly intravenous drug uses — become infected.”

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Is There a Role for Vitamin D in Hepatitis C Treatment?

Is There a Role for Vitamin D in Hepatitis C Treatment?

Feb 27, 2014

Researchers in Scotland will determine if Vitamin D can have a positive impact on Hepatitis C cure rates when used in combination with currently available treatment therapies. If confirmed, a less expensive method of treatment could emerge.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Some of our most commonly asked questions and our answers to them.

  • What Is Hepatitis C?

    Learn about the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV).

  • Hepatitis C Transmission

    Information about the transmission of Hepatitis C.

  • Hepatitis C Symptoms

    You'll find links to a comprehensive symptoms list, as well as various studies and discussions about Hepatitis C symptoms.

  • Hepatitis C Conventional Treatment

    Learn about the conventional medical treatments used to fight Hepatitis C.

  • Hepatitis C Medicines

    Numerous links to studies, info sheets, FAQs, and analysis of Ribavirin/Rebetron medicines.

  • Hepatitis C Alternative Therapies

    Alternative methods of treatment due to side effects and dissatisfication with current medical treatments.

  • Hepatitis C Natural Remedies

    A number of herbal products useful in the management of liver disease.

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  • Hepatitis C Genotypes

    Learn about Hepatitis C Genotypes and their variants.

  • Hepatitis C Doctors

    A state-by-state and worldwide reference listing physicians who treat HCV, including an email link to submit your physician for inclusion.

  • Hepatitis C Links

    Convenient links to other sites external to Hepatitis-Central.

  • Hepatitis C Forum External link

    A Bulletin Board for discussions on hepatitis, treatments, etc.

  • Hepatitis C Activism External link

    An easy way to get involved in urging our government to do more for Hepatitis C awareness and treatment research.

  • Hepatitis B

    Numerous links to various Hepatitis B related information, including transmission, symptoms and treatment.

  • Biopsy Information

    A comprehensive resource of information relating to the liver biopsy.

  • Cirrhosis

    Many discussions and analyses of cirrhosis, including causes, complications, pathology, symptoms, and much more.

  • Glossary

    Commonly used medical terms and definitions.

  • Lab Tests

    What they are and what they mean. Helps you interpret & understand all the various hepatitis lab tests likely to be encountered.

  • Liver Cancer

    Liver Cancer/Hepatocellular Carcinoma studies, info sheets, FAQs, and analysis.

  • Liver Disease and Drugs

    An exhaustive list of links to studies, info sheets, FAQs, and analysis of the various drugs used to treat liver disease.

  • Viral Load

    Provides detailed information on how to analyze and interpret viral load numbers as well as a link to a convenient Viral Load Chart.

  • Top 5 Liver Supplements

    Provides information regarding the best known liver supporting supplements.

  • Top 5 Milk Thistles

    Provides information regarding the best known milk thistle supplements.

  • What is...?

    Learn more about various Hepatitis C related topics, including HCV, Ascites, Biopsies, and much more.

  • Hepatitis C Books

    Recommended reading for those interested in hepatitis information.

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