The Week in Review: Nov 9 – Nov 16, 2018

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 News Recap: Push to test for hepatitis C in Richmond London Drugs joins other community organizations offering testing for the curable liver-targeting virus. Richmondites will have one more option to find out if they have hepatitis C starting Monday, November 19, as London Drugs joins other community organizations offering testing for the curable liver-targeting virus. HepCBC Reaches Inmates through Info-Fairs at 8 Federal Pr...

Push to test for hepatitis C in Richmond

London Drugs joins other community organizations offering testing for the curable liver-targeting virus. Richmondites will have one more option to find out if they have hepatitis C starting Monday as London Drugs joins other community organizations offering testing for the curable liver-targeting virus. London Drugs rolled out in-pharmacy hepatitis C testing at some of its Lower Mainland locations earlier this fall, and on Nov. 19 will begin offering i

The Week in Review: Sep 7 – Sep 14, 2018

Friday, Sep 14, 2018 News Recap: Showcasing HepCBC’s Translation Team Canada’s various immigrant communities have been particularly devastated by viral hepatitis, as hepatitis B or hepatitis C are often endemic in Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, and South America. Language and cultural barriers may lead to sufferers not knowing about, seeking or receiving potentially life-saving treatment. To help out, HepCBC has started translating its standard Hep B...

The Week in Review: Aug 31 – Sep 7, 2018

Friday, Sep 7, 2018 News Recap: London Drugs Launches Potentially Life-Saving Hepatitis C Screening at Pharmacies in BC Lower Mainland. An innovative and potentially life-saving hepatitis C screening program has launched at five London Drugs locations in the Lower Mainland. Patients can now undertake a simple finger prick test at the pharmacy to check if they have been exposed to hepatitis C virus (HCV) at some point in the past. Hundreds of pati...

London Drugs Launches Potentially Life-Saving Hepatitis C Screening at Pharmacies in BC Lower Mainland

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- An innovative and potentially life-saving hepatitis C screening program has launched at five London Drugs locations in the Lower Mainland. Patients can now undertake a simple finger prick test at the pharmacy to check if they have been exposed to hepatitis C virus (HCV) at some point in the past. The test, called the OraQuick HCV rapid antibody test, is more than 99% accurate at detecting HCV