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Inclusive criteria, generic drugs effective for HCV in limited resource nations

December 11, 2017

Researchers from the University of Cairo analyzed the rates of sustained virologic response among patients with hepatitis C in Egypt since the introduction of direct-acting antivirals to share data on the planning and prioritization of treatment in a nation with limited resources and high prevalence of HCV.

Prioritization based on fibrosis stage was not effective and enrollment for DAA therapy increased once the program included all stages of fibrosis. Additionally, the availability of generic drugs reduced costs and helped increased enrollment in the program.

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SIGA Technologies submits NDA for oral smallpox treatment

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The health security company SIGA Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has submitted a new drug application for an oral formulation of TPOXX, an investigational…
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IDSA withholds support for international sepsis guidelines

December 11, 2017
The Infectious Diseases Society of America has released a position paper explaining why the organization decided not to endorse the 2016 Surviving Sepsis Campaign…

Gilead commits $100 million to address HIV/AIDS epidemic in Southern US

December 10, 2017
Gilead Sciences has launched an initiative that promises $100 million over 10 years to help organizations combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Southern United States…

WHO praises Uganda’s ‘exemplary’ response to Marburg outbreak

December 9, 2017
WHO touted Uganda’s “exemplary” response to control its fifth outbreak of the highly fatal Marburg virus disease in the last 10 years. All three people…
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HIV/AIDS 1 Hour Update For Florida Health Professionals

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This is a 1 hour activity designed for home study by healthcare clinicians. Specifically, it meets the 1 hour HIV/AIDS…
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IDSA withholds support for international sepsis guidelines

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