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  1. Hep C Liver Damage More Widespread Than Thought

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Severe liver damage may be four times more common among Americans with the liver infection hepatitis C than previously believed, a new study suggests. Analyzing nearly 9,800 patients with hepatitis C, researchers learn

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  2. Most U.S. Hepatitis C Infections May Be Missed

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New cases of hepatitis C are drastically underreported to federal officials, researchers contend in a new study. And they suggested that may be hampering public health efforts to cope with the chronic infection that can

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  3. Allergy Drug May Have Potential Against Hep C

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary lab research suggests a hay fever drug that costs about 50 cents a pill has the potential to treat hepatitis C, a stubborn disease that has spawned drugs that sell for $1,000 a dose. It's too early to know i

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  4. FDA Warns of Mixing Heart Drug, Hep C Meds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A potentially life-threatening slowing of the heart can occur when the common heart drug amiodarone is taken with new hepatitis C medications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. The dangerous slowing of the h

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  5. Hepatitis C Drugs Will 'Strain Budgets': Study

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New hepatitis C drugs promise cure rates above 90 percent, but could prove to be budget-busters for public and private health insurers, a new analysis finds. Recently approved drugs for chronic hepatitis C have been heralded

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  6. Hep C Shows Need for Hospital Infection Control

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two cases of hepatitis C infection that occurred during routine surgeries highlight the need for hospitals to tighten infection control to prevent more transmissions, officials said Friday. In one case, two New Jersey pa

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  7. Many With Hep C Missing Out on Treatment

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Jan. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many hepatitis C patients get "lost" in the U.S. health care system, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at data from about 13,600 people in Philadelphia who tested positive for hepatitis C virus between January 2010

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  8. FDA Approves Combo Hepatitis C Treatment

    Dec. 22, 2014 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new combination treatment for people with chronic hepatitis C virus infection, which can lead to advanced liver disease without treatment. The drug, Viekira Pak, includes a pill containing three antiviral drugs (ombitasvir,

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  9. Drugs Cure Hep C in Most Liver Transplant Patients

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug regimen is producing high cure rates in small groups of liver transplant patients with hepatitis C, researchers report. The study's results are a "landmark achievement," said study first author Dr. Paul Kwo, pro

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  10. Vaccine for Hepatitis C Inches Closer to Reality

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An initial study suggests that a potential vaccine against hepatitis C, a liver disease that affects at least 130 million people worldwide, is safe in people. The newly released findings are good news, said study co-auth

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