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Study tallies huge cost of hepatitis C drugs for RI prisons

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A new study finds that effective new hepatitis C drugs are so expensive the state of Rhode ...

Study tallies huge cost of hepatitis C drugs for RI prisons

Correctional systems are obliged to treat inmates but, as a new study of Rhode Island prisons shows, treating every chronically infected inmate ...

Allergy drug inhibits hepatitis C in mice

NIH study suggests alternative drug to treat virus ... Full story

UCLA public health researchers go to church to promote hepatitis B screening

A team from the Fielding School of Public Health held small group discussions in more than 50 Los Angeles-area Korean churches ... Full story

Study details microRNA’s role as a double agent during Hep C infection

In the battle between a cell and a virus, either side may resort to subterfuge. Molecular messages, which control the cellular machinery both sides need, are vulnerable to interception or forgery. New research at Rockefeller University has revealed the unique twist on just such a strategy deployed by the liver-infecting Hepatitis C virus – one that may help explain the progression of liver disease and that the researchers suspect may be found more widely in the world of disease-causing viruses. ... Full story

WHO issues its first hepatitis B treatment guidelines

GENEVA - WHO today issued its first-ever guidance for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B, a viral infection which is spread through blood and body fluids, attacking the liver and resulting in an estimated 650 000 deaths each year – most of them in low- and middle-income countries. ... Full story

Finding Strengths — and Weaknesses — in Hepatitis C’s Armor

Study by Johns Hopkins researchers could boost vaccine development efforts ... Full story

Worldwide treatment of hepatitis C could be within sight at the right cost

A 12-week course of the new drug sofosbuvir in the US is priced at as much as $84,000 per person ... Full story

Berry scare: here’s what you need to know about hepatitis A

OPINION: School students in Victoria, South Australia, and Queensland are the latest group thought to have eaten frozen berries linked to hepatitis A, which has now infected 14 people nationally. All food-borne disease outbreaks are frightening, but the good news for this one is that hepatitis A is rarely life-threatening. ... Full story

Hepatitis C more prevalent than HIV/AIDS or Ebola yet lacks equal attention

Loyola’s HepNet study reveals high frequency of active infection and multiple risk factors in Ghana ... Full story

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