International News: Prisons provide one of the most significant opportunities to drive down the prevalence of hepatitis C, and help reach global WHO elimination goals, says new research presented at the 5th International Symposium on Hepatitis Care in Substance UsersRead More
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International News: Global health experts are calling for the removal of restrictions preventing people who use drugs from accessing new hepatitis C cures. So long as these restrictions exist, the goal of disease elimination will remain out of reach, they say.Read More
New, highly curative hepatitis C therapy is both safe and effective as a treatment option for people who inject drugs receiving opioid substitution therapy according to the results of a world-first clinical trial led by Professor Gregory Dore at the Kirby Institute at UNSW Australia and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.Read More
Australia leads the world in curing Hepatitis C, with record numbers receiving treatment for the virus in the last five months.
But, awareness of testing and treatment is not the same for those living with the liver disease Hepatitis B – an issue health experts say needs urgent attention.Read More
A recent AJP poll showed that up to 30% of pharmacies might not offer the newly-listed Hepatitis C cures to patients because of the impact on the pharmacies’ business.
More than 20% were already not supplying them, with more pharmacies considering restricting their script numbers for these drugs or ceasing to offer them.Read More