The Week in Review: Dec 9 – Dec 16, 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016 News Recap Canada Lawyers representing the pre86/post90 group in the Canadian tainted blood compensation debacle issued a MEDIA ADVISORY on December 14, 2016 seeking more people to interview for special hearings in Toronto on December 15 – 16.  The hearings will also be broadcast in courtrooms in Edmonton, Vancouver, and Montreal (Hepatitis-C Tainted Blood Victims Fight Ottawa for Solution to $220M Fund Shortfall). Also in ...

Hepatitis C and HIV medications can be adversely interacted when used together, URI pharmacy professor reports

A University of Rhode Island pharmacy professor and a graduate student have discovered potential complications in [sofosbuvir-containing regimens]. The Hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir can adversely interact with HIV drug tenofovir disoproxil [Viread], reports Bingfang Yan, professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences in the College of Pharmacy/Academic Health Collaborative. Tenofovir disoproxil is listed as an essential medicine by the World Health Org