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Author Topic: 2014 Viral Hepatitis Year-in-Review  (Read 6864 times)

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2014 Viral Hepatitis Year-in-Review
« on: January 08, 2015, 11:46:54 am »
-In May, the World Health Assembly passed a new resolution on viral hepatitis, urging member states to develop and implement coordinated, national strategies for preventing, diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis.

-In June 2014 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) determined that a single hepatitis C (HCV) screening test would be covered by Medicare for “baby boomers” (those born between 1945-1965).

-This year also saw approvals by the Food and Drug Administration of the first two all-oral therapies for chronic HCV infection–Harvoni™ and Viekira Pak™, treatment advancements that can cure patients with shorter treatment durations and fewer side effects.


Read more: http://www.hepmag.com/articles/viral_hepatitis_year_review_2502_26666.shtml

 


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