U.S.: Prescriber Restrictions Hurt Hepatitis C Patients, AAFP Argues

April 20, 2016 01:56 pm Jill Sederstrom – In an effort to ensure that all patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) have access to the best treatment, the AAFP is pressing CMS to help end restrictions that prevent primary care physicians from exercising their clinical expertise with the disease. The latest oral HCV drugs have significantly higher cure rates with fewer side effects than older treatments did, but they also carry much higher price tags. Limiti

Two National Health Organizations Sign HCV Manifesto!

The Canadian Treatment Action Council (CTAC) and the Canadian AIDS Treatment and Information Exchange (CATIE) have joined three other institutional signers of the HCV MANIFESTO!  The others are ANKORS  (AIDS Network Kootenay Outreach and Support Society), the BLOOM CLINIC of  the Bramalea Community Health Centre in the Region of Peel, Ontario, and of course HepCBC Hepatitis C Education and Prevention Society. We hope many other organizations (health organi

HCV Manifesto Collecting Signatures of Support from Organizations and Individuals

Today we release the HCV Manifesto to bring awareness of the problems widely faced by HCV+ people, and how they may be solved. Read it below or DOWNLOAD PDF here. SHOW YOUR SUPPORT by signing and sharing it with your family, friends, Social Media, company, service club, charitable organization, church, union, political group, or any other organization! TO SIGN the HCV MANIFESTO, click on the applicable ribbon below. THANKS!!: ------------------------------