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HCV Patients Who Reach SVR With DAA Drugs Show Reduced Risk of Liver Cancer
Study finds that hepatitis C patients who had reached sustained virologic response using direct-acting antiviral drugs show a considerably reduced risk of the most common type of liver cancer.
Biodetection Technologies Biothreats and Pathogen Detection: Coverage from the Biodefense World Summit
Ebola virus tracking and mechanisms to detect threats to our national food supply are highlighted.
Using Deep Sequencing Technology to Detect HCV Resistant Variants
A research team from the Netherlands turns to deep sequencing technology to detect hepatitis C virus resistant variants.
Compound Found in Plums Shown to Inhibit Hepatitis C Virus Entry
A naturally occurring compound in plums has been found to block the entry of the hepatitis C virus into cultured liver cells.
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.