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HepCBC is a non-profit organization run by and for people infected and affected by hepatitis C. Our mission is to provide education, prevention and support to those living with HCV.
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We have prepared social media tools to help you amplify our message this World Hepatitis Day. They can be found below or on our website in English and French. Please share with your communications coordinator. Thank you! World Hepatitis Day 2016 Advocacy Toolkit On Thursday, July 28th, Action Hepatitis Canada will join hundreds of organizations around the world in observing World Hepatitis Day. By taking part in World Hepatitis Day, you can help amp...
- New extended-release formulation is the first all-oral, co-formulated treatment containing the three direct-acting antiviral components of VIEKIRA PAK® for adult patients with genotype 1 (GT1) chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection - The approval marks another milestone in AbbVie's ongoing commitment to therapeutic innovation for people living with GT1 HCV NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global bi...
Less than one percent of Albertans suffer from Hepatitis C, but despite that seemingly low number Dr. Mark Swain with the University of Calgary calls the infection, “prevalent.” That measurement comes in at some 40,000 people. Well, as Dr. Swain tells the Alberta Morning News, a new drug that’s just been approved seeks to help end Hep C. Epclusa is a combination of 2 drugs in one pill, with an enviable success rate. Read more...http://www.630ched.co
At first, Steve Pollard felt like he just had a touch of the flu. Today, seven years and two liver transplants later, the Ottawa man is a vocal advocate for the need for hepatitis C screening. “If you don’t get tested, you don’t know your status. They can’t fix you,” said Pollard, 48. Pollard was living “a decent life” in 2009 when he first fell ill — a family man who drank little and didn’t have the “high-risk lifestyle” often associated with the diseas