If I'm Cured of Hepatitis C, When Is It Safe to Drink Again?

If I'm Cured of Hepatitis C, When Is It Safe to Drink Again?
“If a patient has hepatitis C it's very important to ask, 'How did you get the hepatitis C? For how many years have you had hepatitis C?' The same questions we ask for alcohol [use] are the same questions we ask for hepatitis C,” Lisker-Melman said.
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Investigational Hep C Drugs Receive Breakthrough Therapy Designation
The updated Designation reflects recently presented data on HCV genotype 1 patients with advanced cirrhosis (Child-Pugh Class B or C) and those who develop genotype 1 HCV recurrence post-liver transplant. Breakthrough Therapy Designation requires …
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IV Drug Abuse Causing a Surge in Hepatitis C Cases
"Taken together, these increases indicate a geographic intersection among opioid abuse, drug injecting, and [hepatitis C virus] infection in central Appalachia and underscore the need for integrated health services in substance-abuse treatment settings …
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Public Release: 21-May-2015 Helping doctors predict what's next for patients
Rallying baby boomers to be screened for hepatitis C took off as effective treatments emerged to wipe out the liver-damaging virus. But high costs that can rise to more than $ 80,000 for a round of treatment have complicated the promise of providing …
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Manufacturers asked to qualify regulatory requirements
In Pakistan, applications for registration of Sofosbuvir, a new drug used to treat hepatitis C, have been received since last year from various local manufacturers. The application for its brand leader “Sovaldi” a USFDA approved drug product …
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Hepatitis C: Weighing the Price of a Cure
In contrast to other clinical areas where anniversaries often serve as a cruel reminder of the slow pace of progress, practitioners treating HCV actually had something to celebrate: the emergence of a genuine breakthrough in the form of Gilead Sciences …
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Costly Hep C Tx Could Still Save Big Money
While previous studies have discussed the high cost of oral hepatitis C drugs, "the long-term benefit of curing hepatitis C makes this type of treatment a worthwhile investment," he said. "These economic gains could partly offset the cost related to …
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Public Release: 20-May-2015 Dasabuvir in hepatitis C: Indication of added
The drug dasabuvir (trade name Exviera) has been available since January 2015 for the treatment of adults with chronic hepatitis C infection. The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) examined in a dossier assessment …
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Hepatitis C Drugs: Insurers' Reasons for Coverage Denials
Amir Rezk, MD, and colleagues at the Danville, PA hospital's gastroenterology & hepatology and internal medicine departments looked at the medical records of 50 patients at their hospital denied coverage for a hepatitis C antiviral out of in a group of …
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