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Making strides to stamp out HCV

While there's a goal of eliminating viral hepatitis globally by 2030, reports indicate a disproportionately high rate of infection and death in the United States among medically underserved populations.
1 May 2024

USPSTF expands hepatitis C screening recommendation to most adults

All adults ages 18 to 79 years should now be screened at least once, but people who use injection drugs and pregnant women may require screening more often.
10 Mar 2020

Controlling hypertension, curing HCV, and more stories

Helping a patient get their hypertension under control is one thing, but helping them keep it there is quite another.
1 May 2024

ACP and the American Academy of HIV Medicine collaborate on new guide to hepatitis C testing

The new guide includes a summary of the latest testing recommendations; diagnostic, billing, and laboratory codes for testing; resources for referrals to HCV-experienced clinicians; and information on patient interactions, education, conversations, and case examples.
16 May 2017

Screening for latent TB may miss higher-risk patients

A study of one large U.S. health system found that risk factors for latent tuberculosis (TB) were not associated with greater likelihood of screening.
23 Jan 2024

Hepatitis C drugs offer new options

The approval of multiple drugs in 2013 and 2014 that are able to cure hepatitis C without the use of interferon has dramatically changed the screening, treatment, and epidemiologic paradigms of the virus. Soon, internists will be involved in this rapidly changing area of health care.
1 Jan 2015

About one-third of Americans with HCV had evidence of viral clearance in past decade

The highest proportion of hepatitis C virus (HCV) cure or clearance among all age groups and payers was 49% among commercially insured patients ages 60 years and older, a study found.
11 Jul 2023

New meningitis vaccine, hepatitis C drug approved

Recalls and approvals.
1 Jan 2015

New hepatitis C treatments cost-effective, may exceed insurers' willingness to pay

New therapies for hepatitis C are cost-effective for some patients, according to a study, but high costs may become a barrier to use.
31 Mar 2015

Recall of glucose test strips; approval for hepatitis C drug

This update covers a class I recall of blood glucose test strips which might cause clinicians to overlook hypoglycemia.
1 Apr 2016

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