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Blueberries: Nature's Hepatitis C Suppressant | Hepatitis Central News, Updates and Commentary by rickisjourney Posted Wed 26 Aug 2009 12:00am Blueberries: Nature's Hepatitis C Suppressant | Hepatitis Central News, Updates and Commentary Shared via AddThis Read on »
Mutant Chronic Hepatitis-B or Hidden Hepatitis-C by Carlitos G. Patient Expert Posted Mon 28 Nov 2011 7:07pm Today I am going to talk about something I think is very important for all that you have a diagnosis of CFS. As you know I have CFS diagnosed for 6 years now, and despite the fact that my serologies for hepatitis A, B and C were negative during these years, this year Gregorio Marañón Hospital and last year Carlos III detected B viruses in my ... Read on »
Three states investigating Scrub Nurse Who Spread Hepatitis C by Swapping Needles - Update by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 17 Jul 2009 11:08pm I hope this is the end of where she worked, started out in one state, Colorado and now spread to two other states, Texas and New York.  Hospital Employee Injected Patient Drugs and Replaced Syringe content with Saline Solution The hospital hired her even though they knew she had hepatitis and had provided counseling on how to limit her expo ... Read on »
Vertex Hepatitis C Drug Curing 3/4 of Patients in Last Stage of Clinical Trials in 24 Weeks - Telaprevir by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 25 May 2010 5:28pm All enrolled had chronic hepatitis C infections and had never been treated for the disease.  As noted the cure right now with standard therapies is stated to be worse than the cure, thus many did not want to endure flu like symptoms for an entire year. It appears here the time needed to take Telaprevir is 12-24 weeks, which cuts down on ... Read on »
Liver Transplant Patients Receive Experimental Drug to Prevent Hepatitis C Infection-Arizona Should Take Notice by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 21 Jan 2011 6:57pm Perhaps if folks knew about this new drug with liver transplants they would have not enacted the budget cuts that deprived one man of his liver transplant who had hepatitis C and was denied coverage on that basis.  With going into phase 2 they are hoping that once the transplant is done that hepatitis C does not return.   In many cases the new ... Read on »
Boehringer Ingelheim Receives FDA Fast Track Approval for Hepatitis C Virus Treatment and Moves In To Phase 3 Trials by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 02 Apr 2011 9:48pm The final results of each endpoint of the trials is to provide a “cure” as stated in the press release, so this is big news if chronic genotype1 hepatitis C virus can be literally cured.  When you read further here there are actually 2 trials with 2 different types of treatments.  “The primary endpoint of each trial is sustained viral re ... Read on »
FDA Approves Merck Victrelis Oral Hepatitis C Virus Inhibitor–New Class of Medicine by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 14 May 2011 3:50am Hepatitis C is getting some good news as last month another drug went into clinical trials.  Also Merck will include VICTRELIS  in the patient assistance program through which eligible patients may be able to receive product free of charge.  This is the first  new treatment in 20 years.  In the trials more than 65% of the patients were cured, ... Read on »
FDA Approves Hepatitis C Drug Incivek from Vertex by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 23 May 2011 11:55am There’s a lot of focus on Hepatitis C of late and it was just a couple weeks ago that Merck also received FDA approval for their new drug.  Vertex is up and running with all the patient and physician information posted on their website for additional information and it also has it’s own website: .  In addition they have inclu ... Read on »
Investigation Continues With Radiology Technologist Accused of Infecting Dozens of Patients With Hepatitis C in a Long List of H by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 31 Jul 2012 10:49am This is just scary as to how long he was able to go and how many hospitals he worked at the the cath lab.  He was taking the pain killing drug to inject into himself and then the syringes were re-used giving the patient something other than the pain medication they were prescribed.  30 people alone in New Hampshire were infected and the hospita ... Read on »
FDA Put Out Warning on Fatal Rash Originating from the Use of Incivek for Hepatitis C, Deaths Reported by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 20 Dec 2012 6:28pm Apparently the rash is occurring when the drug Incivek is taken in combination with the drugs peginterferon alfa and ribavirin.  The patients who were taking the drug combination developed rashes and then continued without any clinical consult and the fact that the rash kept getting worse, and that’s not a good idea.  A box warning will now be ... Read on »