The Week in Review: June 22 – June 29, 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018 News Recap: Canada: Boomer Moms At High Risk For Hep C, Says Doctor. A quarter million Canadians are believed to have the hepatitis C virus at this moment, and many have no idea. Dr. Rod Russell says it’s really baby boomers at the highest risk, and to be specific, it’s our mothers, the women who gave birth before 1992, especially if they had blood transfusions during pregnancy. Their children are also at risk because if the mo...

DAA Therapy Highly Efficacious for HCV Treatment in Older Adults

Direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy is highly efficacious for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in individuals >65 years; however, those 75 years are more likely to be at risk for significant drug-drug interactions and experience adverse events during therapy, according to a retrospective study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Sustained virologic response rate was 97.7% in individuals aged 65 to 74 years a