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Ebola Outbreak Officially Over in DRC
The World Health Organization has officially declared that the recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is over.
Opana ER Pulled from Market Following FDA Request
Following a request from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Endo Pharmaceuticals has pulled its opioid agonist Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride extended release).
The Never-Ending Story of Endoscope Exposures
How 8 years of poor disinfection exposed a darker side of Air Force medical practices.
What Is Needed to Eliminate Hepatitis C Virus in the US?
A recent report coming from the O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law takes a closer look at the tools needed to achieve hepatitis C elimination in the United States.
HCV Infection Associated with 70% Increased Rate of Mortality in Patients with IPD
A new study finds hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection to be associated with a 70% increased rate of mortality in in-hospital patients with invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD).
Seniors at Increased Risk for Hepatitis and HIV
Seniors are at increased risk of hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV. Prevention and early detection of potential infection are critical to avoiding long-term impact.
Novel Ebola Vaccine Provides Sustained Antibody Response One Year After Administration
The results of a recent Phase IB study show that the novel Ebola vaccine, V920, was well-tolerated and “stimulated a rapid onset of binding and neutralizing antibodies,” which persisted for up to 1 year.
Researchers Make Interesting Discovery Regarding the Half-Life of RCs in HCV
Researchers from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center elucidate the mode of action of #NS5A inhibitors, and learn more about the half-life of RCs in hepatitis C viruses.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.