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CompaniesGilead profits nearly double on Hep C drug sales
Gilead, the US biotech behemoth, eclipsed first quarter revenue and profit forecasts and raised its full-year guidance on Thursday as sales of its latest Hepatitis C medication accelerate. The Foster City, California-based company said profits nearly …
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Egypt negotiates importing hepatitis C drug Harvoni at lower price
CAIRO: The government is negotiating importing Harvoni, a U.S. hepatitis C treatment produced by Gilead Science, at a reduced price, Ministry of health spokesperson Hossam Abdel Ghaffar announced Monday. “We are currently negotiating with the U.S. …
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Experimental Drug Combo Shows Promise Against Hepatitis C
TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have released yet another study finding impressive results for an experimental drug combo that aims to rid the body of infection with liver-damaging hepatitis C. In this case, a combination of three …
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Covered California Considers Capping Patients' Drug Costs
This is one of the symptoms of Hepatitis C, a virus that damages the liver. Most people who have it don't have any symptoms, sometimes for decades. But for some people like Lawrence, waves of intense fatigue hit several times a day. “It takes away …
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Death and Neglect at the Rikers Island Women's Jail
But she had a history of liver disease, including a bout of Hep C, and in her 20s and 30s she had been addicted to heroin, which can also cause liver damage. Jackie had done time before on drug-related charges — but that was long ago. “She was very …
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Express Scripts wants cancer drugs to prove value
The PBM cut a deal with AbbVie to give its Viekira Pak hepatitis-C cocktail preferred formulary status after criticizing the pricing for Gilead Sciences' hepatitis-C treatments, Sovaldi and Harvoni. While Sovaldi's $ 1,000-per-pill price angered …
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VA confronts surge in both hepatitis C cases and mistrust over quality of care
Approximately 174,000 veterans in government care have been diagnosed with hepatitis C, but an additional 50,000 are thought to carry the infection unbeknownst to them. For treatment, those veterans who know they are sick must go to the U.S. Department …
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Climbing for Carleen
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that for reasons still unknown, about 20 percent of the population infected with HCV is able to clear the virus on their own with no treatment within the first six months of infection. However …
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Consumer Lawsuits Filed Against Anthem for Denying Harvoni Coverage
Two lawsuits have been filed against Anthem Blue Cross for denying coverage to 2 women for the hepatitis C medication Harvoni. Both lawsuits claim the insurer denied coverage for Harvoni, because the amount of liver damage sustained by the women was …
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Saudi Arabia approves groundbreaking hepatitis treatment
The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has issued official approval for AbbVie's new, all oral, interferon-free treatment for hepatitis C. The VIEKIRAX and EXVIERA treatments have been approved with or without ribavirin (RBV) for genotype 1 (GT1) …
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