Using Telemedicine HCV Care Model in Prisons in SPAIN

“HCV telemedicine program satisfying, cost-effective in Spanish prison:  A telemedicine program brought high levels of satisfaction and proved cost effective in patients with hepatitis C in a Spanish prison, according to data presented at The Liver Meeting 2018…” Read more... https://www.healio.com/hepatology/hepatitis-c/news/online/%7b83ec8dfd-e12f-4288-9883-01a696c97dfa%7d/hcv-telemedicine-program-satisfying-cost-effective-in-spanish-prison...

Saturday in Surrey! Visit HepCBC booth at January 26th Surrey Health Expo

Come visit HepCBC’s “Liver Wellness” info table at the Surrey Health Expo on Saturday, January 26, 2019 between noon and 5 pm. It is at Surrey City Hall, 13450 – 104 Avenue in Surrey. Please stop by to say hello to our volunteers Dr. Anuradha Dhavan, Dr. Urvashi Beruar, and peer advocate Cheryl Reitz. View poster at: http://hepcbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/20190126_SurreyHealthExpo.pdf View Hep CBC’s 2 page spread in South Asian Health magazine! The

Free CME-certified WEBINARS on Fatty Liver Disease Jan. 29-31, 2019

HepCBC is quite interested in NASH because people with hepatitis C are particularly vulnerable to NASH, even after being cured of hepatitis C!  (Reference for relation between post-SVR HCV and NASH: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5859229/) Register for free CCO webinar: “Identifying and Managing NASH [Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis] in High-Risk Populations: A Silent Epidemic, NASH affects 30 million Americans, or 12% of all adults.  By 202

The Week in Review: February 2 – February 9, 2018

Friday, February 9, 2018 News Recap: Epidemiology: CTAC Launches Campaign to End Hepatitis C in Canada. The Canadian Treatment Action Council (CTAC) has published a white paper entitled, "The time has come to eliminate hepatitis C in Canada," which summarizes the increasing gaps in Canada's response to the hepatitis C epidemic and identifies seven calls-to-action. #EASLmono: Expanding the conversation on hepatitis elimination. The recent European...

CTAC Launches Campaign to End Hepatitis C in Canada

Elimination of infection in next 10 years possible through concerted action by policymakers and community leaders. TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Treatment Action Council (CTAC) has published a white paper entitled, "The time has come to eliminate hepatitis C in Canada," which summarizes the increasing gaps in Canada's response to the hepatitis C epidemic and identifies seven calls-to-action. CTAC is once again demonstrating its commitment to

The Week in Review: October 27 – November 4, 2017

Friday, November 4, 2017 News Recap: Access to Treatment Hepatitis C could be eliminated in Canada, but drug prices, screening barriers stand in the way – Most of the 70 million patients infected with hepatitis C worldwide could be cured for $50 US each Many countries — including Canada — have committed to a global goal of eliminating hepatitis C by 2030. But new data released at the summit in Brazil shows that only nine countries are on track to me...

Hepatitis C could be eliminated in Canada, but drug prices, screening barriers stand in the way

Most of the 70 million patients infected with hepatitis C worldwide could be cured for $50 US each Many countries — including Canada — have committed to a global goal of eliminating hepatitis C by 2030. But new data released at the summit in Brazil shows that only nine countries are on track to meet that objective — and Canada is not among them. Dr. Jordan Feld, a hepatologist at the Toronto Centre for Liver Disease at the University Health Network, sa

The Week in Review: March 31, 2017 – April 7, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017 News Recap Canada Effective April 2017, Alberta Health has expanded access to treatments for hepatitis C in line with what the provinces of British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Québec have just done (Alberta expands drug coverage for hepatitis C patients). As Dr. Shafran, who is clearly worried about continued restrictions, says, “The funders have now opened the doors to let us treat people with mild liver disease … if ...

Scale Up of Hepatitis C Treatment Possible as Brazil Rejects Patent on Key Drug

Decision enables price reductions and scale-up of treatment that leads to cure in 95% of cases Rio de Janeiro, 31 March, 2017 – Treatment for hepatitis C using the key drug sofosbuvir could be vastly scaled up in Brazil after the decision by the National Agency of Health Surveillance (Anvisa) to reject a key patent application on the drug marketed by pharmaceutical corporation Gilead. The decision could pave the way to enable generic competition in Brazil

Patient Input Requested for Merck Interferon-Free Combo

HepCBC is seeking individual patient input for our submission to the federal government for an INTERFERON-FREE, ONE PILL/DAY drug combo, shown to be effective for genotypes 1, 3, 4, and 6, Merck Pharmaceutical's elbasvir + grazoprevir (± ribavirin). The treatment's success (96% - 100% SVR12) has been confirmed in trials including people considered 'hard to treat' including those who had failed previous treatment (including simeprevir, boceprevir, and telap