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AASLD/IDSA update HCV guidance

July 23, 2016

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America have released updated guidelines on their website for the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection, according to a press release.

Multiple sections of the guidance — posted on — have been revised to reflect the FDA’s approval of Epclusa (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir, Gilead Sciences) for all chronic HCV genotypes in adults. The combination drug was approved in June for patients with HCV regardless of cirrhosis status.

In the Journals

EV-D68, acute flaccid myelitis linked during 2014 Colorado outbreak

July 22, 2016
Children with acute flaccid myelitis had a 10-fold greater risk for having enterovirus D68 infection during a cluster of cases in Colorado in 2014, according to recent…
In the Journals

Female physicians make 'substantially' less than male counterparts

July 22, 2016
Significant salary differences exist between male and female physicians at public medical schools, according to findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine. This gap…
Meeting News Coverage

Four fast-track cities announce 90-90-90 data on HIV/AIDS

July 22, 2016
Four cities that are part of a plan to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in their communities by 2030 announced 90-90-90 data at AIDS 2016 in Durban, South Africa, this week…

Nearly half of physicians see fewer patients each day due to EHR use

July 22, 2016
Physicians have mixed feelings about electronic health record usage, according to a report published by Physicians Practice. The 2016 Tech Report included an annual…
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