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Negotiated HCV drug prices similar across industrialized nations

September 27, 2016

A new report suggests while the list prices of the most commonly used drugs for hepatitis C vary across industrialized countries, net prices negotiated by various organizations and governments reflect a similarity in actual cost.

“According to this comparison, conventional wisdom has underestimated the ability of large, sophisticated, private-sector payers to reduce costs and improve access to high cost drugs,” Mark Merritt, president and CEO, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) said in a press release.

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Treating prisoners for HCV necessary to eliminate disease worldwide

September 26, 2016
Due to incarceration driving transmission of hepatitis C, treating inmates with the disease would significantly boost WHO’s goal of eliminating viral hepatitis…
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Physicians debate ACGME's Milestones initiative

September 26, 2016
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Milestones initiative and its role in internal medicine are a source of debate for physicians. …
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Methadone users' misconceptions about HCV hinders treatment

September 26, 2016
Methadone users may delay seeking treatment for hepatitis due to misconceptions about the disease and its treatment options, according to study results presented at the…
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EASL releases 2016 HCV recommendations

September 23, 2016
During a special conference, EASL released its 2016 recommendations for the treatment of hepatitis C. The findings were simultaneously published in the Journal of
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HCV Updates and Case Challenges for the Rapidly Changing Landscape

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In the past few years, significant progress has been made in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV). Highly…
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Lower dose of Ocaliva may reduce pruritus occurrence in PBC

April 19, 2016
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