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HBV vaccine prevents Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in adolescents

Vaccinating against hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection reduces the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in adolescents, according to a study published in the Journal of Viral Hepatitis. In Taiwan, while…

Experts question Cochrane review of hepatitis C treatment

A systematic review of hepatitis C direct-acting antiviral (DAA) studies published by the Cochrane Collaboration has been strongly criticised by doctors and advocates for its conclusion that there is no…

Collins on i-Base: From a silly question to a silly answer

Simon Collins, HIV i-Base: "Although the Cochrane review process is designed to minimise subjective assessments and bias from studies, setting the initial questions is highly subjective. And if the review asks a…

The Hepatitis C Trust responds to study on hepatitis C treatment

In recent days there has been media coverage of a new study that casts doubt upon the effectiveness of new hepatitis C treatments. Given the potential that the coverage of…

World Hepatitis Alliance: Findings from hepatitis C study should not deter patients from seeking treatment or governments from funding it

The World Hepatitis Alliance is concerned that the findings of the Cochrane Review on the new direct acting antiviral (DAA) hepatitis C drugs could have a damaging effect on patient…

Regulus plans to discontinue micro-RNA candidate for HCV

Regulus Therapeutics announced its plans to discontinue development of RG-101 for hepatitis C, according to a press release. Additionally, the company is initiating a phase 2 study for an Alport…

EATG joins new coalition calling on EU to take action to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030

Launched at an event in the European Parliament on 7 June 2017, the ACHIEVE (short for Associations Collaborating on Hepatitis to Immunize and Eliminate the Viruses in Europe) coalition calls…

Video: The time is now to eliminate hepatitis C

Humankind has the capacity and knowledge to eliminate the Hepatitis C virus from Earth - but stigma, prejudice and greed stand in the way. Watch the Drugreporter movie produced in…

Researchers identify how class of drugs blocks hepatitis C virus replication

Globally, an estimated 71 million people are living with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV). Over decades of infection, chronic HCV infection results in progressive damage to the liver and an…

WHO updates Essential Medicines List

WHO updates Essential Medicines List with new advice on use of antibiotics, and adds medicines for hepatitis C, HIV, tuberculosis and cancer 6 June 2017 | Geneva - New advice…