The Week in Review: Dec 2 – Dec 9, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016 News Recap There was not much news on the LOCAL front this past week except for an excellent speech written and given at a World AIDS Day rally in Vancouver by Daryl Luster (We Have Not Abandoned the Principles or Communities We Serve, Neither Should PHAC), and an update on the status of persons with disabilities in BC. Because the government is not treating everyone with HepC, we have developed an aging population where many...

We Have Not Abandoned the Principles or Communities We Serve, Neither Should PHAC

"We Have Not Abandoned the Principles or Communities We Serve, Neither Should PHAC" was a speech written and given at a World AIDS Day rally in Vancouver by Daryl Luster. Daryl is a hep C advocate who is PHCN’s president, a member of the Executive Steering Committee for Action Hepatitis Canada (AHC), a counselor for the Help-4-Hep helpline, and the administrator of multiple peer support groups. Daryl was cured of hep C in 2010 while participating in a clin...

Hepatitis-C survivor lives to help, gets 400 treated

Sunit DhawanTribune News Service Satbir Saini (38), a vegetable vendor at Samalkha in Panipat, who got cured for Hepatitis-C at the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) is on a mission — to raise awareness about the disease and its treatment. Saini, who comes from a BPL family, is committed to the eradication of Hepatitis-C. He gets health check-up camps organised at villages, distributes pamphlets containing information among villagers and

Pricing of Hepatitis C Medicines in Canada: AHC Position Statement

Action Hepatitis Canada (AHC) is calling on the government of Canada to review and update legislative and regulatory frameworks involved in the establishment of pharmaceutical pricing in Canada.The AHC is also calling for a re-evaluation of the prices that have been established for curative Hepatitis C (HCV) medicines that came to market beginning in 2014.Background The announcement of highly effective curative HCV treatments in 2014 – twenty-five years a...