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

Patient Input Requested for AbbVie 2D-GT4 Combo

HepCBC is seeking individual patient input for our submission to the federal government for the first INTERFERON-FREE drug combo for GENOTYPE 4, AbbVie's "2D-GT4".ADD YOUR VOICE! We will be accepting input from anyone affected by hepatitis C (ALL GENOTYPES, not only Genotype 4) between Friday, Sept. 11 and midnight on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2015 through this confidential online form: PATIENT INPUT FORM for AbbVie 2D-GT4 Free WEBINAR about AbbVie 2D-GT4 availa

HEALTH CANADA APPROVES AbbVie Interferon-Free HCV Combo

What a Christmas Present! On December 23, 2014, Health Canada approved AbbVie's new interferon-free hepatitis C combo! HOLKIRA™ PAK (known in the USA as VIEKIRA™ PAK) has an overall 97% success rate for genotype 1 patients in research trials. All patients, even those with compensated cirrhosis, take it for only 12 weeks EXCEPT genotype 1a cirrhotic patients who have had a previous null response to pegylated interferon (pegIFN) and ribavirin, who must take

URGENT REQUEST for patient input into INTERFERON-FREE HCV 3-drug combo by AbbVie

We've been asked by CADTH* to do a Patient Group Review of the new INTERFERON-FREE 3-drug combo ombitasvir (ABT-267), paritaprevir (ABT-450)+ritonavir, and dasubuvir (ABT-333) which was developed for Chronic Hepatitis C by pharmaceutical company, AbbVie. We urgently request input from individual HCV+ people with any genotype (both those who have and have not tried this drug combination). For background info see http://hepcbc.ca/contribute-to-abbvie-3d-su

NOC granted to Canada’s first “interferon-free” combo, sofosbuvir/ledipasvir!

Canada's first "interferon-free combo" for hepatitis C, sofosbuvir+ledipasvir, now known by tradename HARVONI, was granted a "Notice of Compliance" (NOC) by Health Canada on Oct. 16, 2014. The NOC is basically an authorization to the combo's maker, Gilead Sciences, to market this treatment in the Canadian market. The pill, taken once a day for 8, 12, or 24 weeks (depending on condition of liver and previous treatment history), is only approved for use with

URGENT REQUEST for patient input into INTERFERON-FREE HCV drug combo: sofosbuvir+ledipasvir

We've been asked by CADTH* to do a Patient Group Review of the new INTERFERON-FREE drug combo sofosbuvir and ledipasvir (also known as SOVALDI and GS-5885) for Chronic Hepatitis C, developed by Gilead Sciences. We urgently request input from individual HCV+ people (both those who have and have not tried this drug combination, any genotype). For background info see http://hepcbc.ca/contribute-sofosbuvir-ledipasvir-submission-cadth/. For the actual que