January 14, 2016

The Promise of Pan-Genotype Cure

One treatment which works against all strains of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) appears to be getting closer to reality all the time, as I wrote about […]
January 14, 2016

HIV Treatment Choices Expand

More than 1.2 million Americans live with HIV infection and one in eight has not yet been diagnosed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and […]
January 14, 2016

One Pill for All Hepatitis C Strains?

Hepatitis C comprises several different strains of the virus; in fact, there are six genotypes (numbered 1-6) which infect people. The hepatitis C medications available today […]
November 10, 2015

FDA Approves New Immune Therapy Drug Keytruda For Lung Cancer

Federal officials approved a new drug Friday for last-ditch treatment of the deadliest cancer of all -advanced lung cancer. The drug, called Keytruda, uses the body’s […]
October 14, 2015

Get Ready for Biosimilars

Biosimilar medications are all but a sure thing. Earlier this year, I discussed the topic in Biosimilars: Close to the Real Thing, since the U.S. Food […]
October 14, 2015

The Post-Interferon Age

Interferon as a component of hepatitis C treatment is almost becoming a memory. The new treatments appropriate for many hepatitis C patients offer a cure without […]
October 13, 2015

State of the Research: Multiple Sclerosis

So much remains to be understood about the complex and often times unpredictable disease of multiple sclerosis (MS). Even so, researchers continually work to fill in […]