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 ...

PCPs can play significant role in patients overcoming hepatitis C

SAN DIEGO – Primary care clinicians will play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C and in most cases with little time or expense, according to a presentation at ACP’s Internal Medicine Meeting. “The frontline of treating hepatitis C will be in primary care,” Norman L. Sussman, MD, division of abdominal transplantation, Baylor College of Medicine, said. “Except for the most complicated cases, primary care clinicians can easily