January 20, 2016

Earlier HCV treatment improves cost effectiveness of care

Treating hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection at early stages of fibrosis not only improves health outcomes but is cost-effective, according to a new study. “Our analysis […]
January 20, 2016

Why are we not testing more people for Hep C?

Most people who are infected with the hepatitis C virus have no idea. More screening programs are needed, especially since there are now very effective treatments available […]
November 25, 2015

Expensive new Hep C drugs may be cost-effective even for early disease

New computer models suggest that treating hepatitis C at the early stages is cost-effective, even when the high cost of the hepatitis C medications are taken […]
November 25, 2015

CDC Develops Hepatitis C Testing Guide

The CDC recommends that all adults born between 1945 and 1965 be screened for infection with the hepatitis C virus. These “baby boomers” are five times […]
November 25, 2015

The True Hepatitis C Prevalence in the United States: It’s Higher Than What’s Usually Reported

The number of people with hepatitis C in the United States is likely higher than previously estimated. Past estimates were based on extrapolations from a sample […]
November 19, 2015

Health care workers at heightened risk of hepatitis C

Health care workers have 60% more risk of getting infected with hepatitis C than the general population. Anyone who works directly with blood sees triple the […]
November 19, 2015

New AbbVie hepatitis C combination cures 93%-97% with genotype 3

A type of hepatitis C infection, called genotype 3, is more difficult to treat than other genotypes of hepatitis C. New research indicates that a combination […]