Aboriginal and Prisoner HCV Drug Coverage for HOLKIRA PAK™

On September 11th we were notified that AbbVie's new interferon-free hepatitis C treatment for genotype 1, HOLKIRA PAK™ (ombitasvir, paritaprevir, ritonovir and dasabuvir [±ribavirin]), is now formally listed by the Non-Insured Health Benefit Program (NIHB) and Correctional Services Canada (CSC). Both have listed HOLKIRA PAK™ in accordance with the Common Drug Review’s recommendations: liver fibrosis stage of ≥2, and treatment should be initiated by physic

World Hepatitis Day 2015 Victoria, BC

WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2015 in VICTORIA, BC CANADA - July 28, 2015 A number of local groups including AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI), Vancouver Island Persons with AIDS Society (VIPWAS), SOLID, as well as HepCBC, commemorated this day with both an afternoon of speeches, a march to Parliament Building, and educational exhibits. In the evening, the Parliament Building was lit up in red and yellow for the first time, and there was an open microphone for people to