All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘hepatitis c virus’

Hepatitis C Pill FDA Approved: Will They Lower The $100,000 Price Tag?

Hepatitis C drug Harvoni (which combines Solvadi with ledipasvir) was approved on Friday by the FDA. The prescription drug promises to cure Hepatitis C sufferers in as few as eight weeks. While the drug is meant to be an easy cure, it will likely remain out of the price range of most of the 3.2 million Americans who suffer from …

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$1,000-A-Pill Sovaldi: Salvation Or Rip-Off?

Whoever said there is no money to be made in curing the sick has never heard of Sovaldi. The drug boasts the ability to cure Hepatitis-C in 9 out of every 10 patients who use it. But it’s a cure that is outside of the price range of many people. Each pill you take in an effort to potentially save …

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Inmates Pathogens: State Prison Exposed To Viruses

A state prison in west Phoenix, Ariz., could possibly be in danger of blood-borne pathogens, better known as viruses that can be transmitted through body fluids or blood. Twenty-four inmates may have been exposed to the pathogens Sunday after a nurse from health care provider; Corizon Health Inc. had improperly injected the insulin. HIV and Hepatitis B and CĀ are three …

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New Hepatitis C Treatment Approved in the U.S.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that a new treatment for hepatitis C has been approved. The drug, marketed as Sovaldi, is now approved for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) – the second such drug in the past month to be approved by the FDA. HCV is a chronic viral infection that causes inflammation …

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Hepatitis C: Hospital Worker Charged with Infecting Patients

The Hepatitis C outbreak at a New Hampshire hospital has been linked to former worker David Matthew Kwiatkowski, who is thought to have infected at least 30 people during his employment as a medical technician in the cardiac catheterization lab. Additionally, Kwiatkowski is believed to have stolen an undisclosed amount of Fentanyl, a controlled substance which is reportedly more powerful …

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