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The Week in Review: February 16 – February 23, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018 News Recap: Way to Go, Ontario! Ontario removes fibrosis requirement for HCV treatment effective Feb 28th.  Action Hepatitis Canada has just shared some great news: Ontario has announced today that effective February 28, 2018, the fibrosis requirement for hepatitis C treatment will be removed! Finally, diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C and genotyping is all that will be required in Ontario to access treatment. This announcem...

Marijuana might save your liver, according to a new study

Weed has been shown to have various health benefits: pain management, quelling nausea, and, of course, the calming effects of relaxation. And now that legal weed for recreational use is becoming increasingly common (9 states and Washington, D.C., full list here), an increasing number of studies are being funded to better illustrate and understand marijuana’s effects on your health. The latest study? Smoking weed just might be incredibly beneficial for

Smoking threatens health gains from hepatitis C treatment, US researchers warn

People with hepatitis C in the United States are at least three times more likely to smoke than the general population but little is being done to help them stop smoking, and US researchers say it is folly to spend huge sums on hepatitis C treatment without trying to help patients stop smoking. The researchers’ findings are published in the American Journal of Medicine. Smoking contributes to three of the five leading causes of death in the United Stat

Ontario removes fibrosis requirement for HCV treatment effective Feb 28th.

Action Hepatitis Canada is pleased to share some great news: Ontario has announced today that effective February 28, 2018, the fibrosis requirement for hepatitis C treatment will be removed! Finally, diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C and genotyping is all that will be required in Ontario to access treatment. This announcement comes almost one year since the pCPA negotiations which lowered hepatitis C treatment prices to the provinces and territories, ...