FDA Expands Use of Hepatitis C Antiviral Combo Harvoni

FDA Expands Use of Hepatitis C Antiviral Combo Harvoni
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has okayed expanded use of the combination antiviral drug ledipasvir/sofosbuvir (Harvoni, Gilead Sciences) in patients with genotype 4, 5, and 6 chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and in patients …
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State contract with pregnancy counseling service brings criticism, controversy
INDIANAPOLIS (October 12, 2015) – A non-profit organization has been awarded a $ 3.5 million contract from the state of Indiana, as part of a new deal announced Monday by the governor's office. The contract is with a group called Real Alternatives …
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The Dark Side of Letting Insurance Payers Dictate Hepatitis C Treatment
Unfortunately, for many people with hepatitis C, it isn't. In this case, medication A represents Gilead Sciences' Harvoni; medication B represents AbbVie's Viekira Pak or Technivie. Harvoni is not covered under all insurance plans, such as those using …
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The True Hepatitis C Prevalence in the United States: It's Higher Than What's
"Toward a More Accurate Estimate of the Prevalence of Hepatitis C in the United States" is old news to Edlin and other advocates and researchers who have been vocal about the underestimation of the prevalence of hepatitis C in the U.S.. To those who …
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Eight months pregnant Kim Kardashian wears a skintight dress and heels
But Kim Kardashian is still not ready to put her feet up and dress for comfort, instead making sure she looks picture perfect at all times. On Friday, the 35-year-old squeezed into a skintight dress and wore heels to film Keeping Up With The …
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Hugh Grant accompanies pregnant Anna Eberstein on Paris stroll
And Hugh Grant, 55, and Anna Eberstein, 35, proved they still got along famously on Monday as they were pictured alone in one of the most romantic places in Europe, Paris. A giddy Anna, who's pregnant with her second child, certainly seemed charmed by …
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Experts say no amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy
Let's face it: pregnancy is hard. Yes, it's ultimately a wonderful thing to bring a baby into the world. But the process doesn't always feel so wonderful; along with the nausea, the exhaustion, the big uncomfortable belly and varicose veins, there are …
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8 Simple Rules' Amy Davidson is pregnant with her first child
There may have to be some more rules added in this household – or at least some baby proofing. On Tuesday, Amy Davidson revealed she is pregnant with hers and her husband Kacy Lockwood's first child. The 36-year-old told People Magazine the couple …
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