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No science needed to blame vaccines for illness, EU court rules

No science needed to blame vaccines for illness, EU court rules
June 22, 2017

The European Union Court of Justice has ruled that illnesses can be attributed to vaccines during litigation without scientific proof.

The judges decided that factors falling short of scientific research, but that may suggest a link, can be enough to rule against a vaccine manufacturer. In particular, they said prior rulings on similar cases allow courts to lay blame on a vaccine if the illness occurred near the time of vaccination, the plaintiff was healthy before vaccination and there is no history of the illness in the plaintiff’s family.

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Next-generation metagenomic sequencing may detect viral infections

June 5, 2017
Next-generation metagenomic sequencing, or NGMS, can potentially detect new viral infections in the blood that may be of medical importance, such as human hepegivirus-1…
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‘Tweak’ in order set increases HCV screening among patients with HIV

June 2, 2017
Adding hepatitis C virus screening to an automated order set for patients with HIV greatly increased hepatitis testing at a Massachusetts clinic, according to…
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Investigational HCV regimen shows promise in two phase 3 trials

May 31, 2017
An investigational fixed-dose combination regimen containing Sovaldi, velpatasvir and voxilaprevir for the treatment of hepatitis C virus resulted in high rates of…
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No science needed to blame vaccines for illness, EU court rules

June 22, 2017
The European Union Court of Justice has ruled that illnesses can be attributed to vaccines during litigation without scientific proof. The

In the Journals

Next-generation metagenomic sequencing may detect viral infections

June 5, 2017
Next-generation metagenomic sequencing, or NGMS, can potentially detect new viral infections in the blood that may be of medical importance, such as…

In the Journals PlusPerspective

‘Tweak’ in order set increases HCV screening among patients with HIV

June 2, 2017
Adding hepatitis C virus screening to an automated order set for patients with HIV greatly increased hepatitis testing at a Massachusetts clinic…

In the Journals Plus

Investigational HCV regimen shows promise in two phase 3 trials

May 31, 2017
An investigational fixed-dose combination regimen containing Sovaldi, velpatasvir and voxilaprevir for the treatment of hepatitis C virus resulted in…

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Insulin resistance in patients with HBV linked to increase risk for HCC

May 30, 2017
A retrospective study revealed an association between insulin resistance assessed by homeostasis model assessment index, or HOMA2-IR, and an…

Physician groups promote CDC guide to HCV testing

May 19, 2017
To mark Hepatitis Testing Day on May 19, two physicians’ organizations are directing clinicians to the CDC’s newest guide to hepatitis C…

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Harvoni safe, effective for HCV–infected patients with sickle cell disease

May 18, 2017
Harvoni, a fixed-dose combination of ledipasvir and sofosbuvir, safely and effectively treated hepatitis C virus infection in patients with sickle…

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Generic HCV drugs may offer cost savings, not just cost efficacy

May 17, 2017
Generic direct-acting antivirals for hepatitis C virus may not only be cost effective, but save money over 10 years compared with management of the…

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Post-LT biopsies show histologic features of HCV following SVR

May 17, 2017
Results of a retrospective analysis showed histologic changes associated with active hepatitis C in patients who had achieved sustained virologic…

HCV infections in US nearly triple in 5 years

May 11, 2017
The number of hepatitis C virus infections reported yearly in the United States has tripled since 2010, reaching a 15-year high, according to the…

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