Insurance companies are a very important part of the lives of many Hepatitis C patients. With the effective new drugs costing up to $100,000, the majority of people are counting on their insurance companies to foot the bill. However, the staggering prices…
The last two years or so have been very successful for Hepatitis C treatments. The revolutionary new line of drugs that was registered for chronic Hepatitis C since 2013 feature over 90% cure rates and a pill-per-day regimens. Asunaprevir is the latest…
Even before Sovaldi, the first modern antiviral medicine for Hepatitis C, obtained FDA's market authorisation, a group of scientists from University of Liverpool correctly predicted the looming problem - Hepatitis C drugs will become one of the costliest and thus hardly accessible…
Saturday, 27 February 2016 03:42

PBS Pricing - Take a deep breath....

Written by Super User
So I guess like a lot of people I've been wondering how good a deal the PBS negotiated. Last week I heard that a major public hospital had ordered 10 lots for $66,000 but thought that must be wrong. Given the pharmacists have to…
Here are some quick facts about Hepatitis C and US Army Veterans. Since 2013, we have a cure for Hepatitis C that is about 95% successful In the US, more than 200,000 Army Veterans suffer from Hepatitis C Here is what US…
Today we bring you a staggering story about a UK-based surgeon who was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 2008. One of the biggest Hepatitis C stories of 2016 Jump to 2016: Yesterday more than 8000 of his former patients were mailed an…
Sunday, 21 February 2016 11:25

Europe plans to eliminate Hepatitis C by 2030

Written by Marko
"What would have taken a hundred years for us to achieve, is now at hand!" were the first words of Prof. Angelos Hatzakis who serves at EU Council in Brussels as a co-chair of Hepatitis B and C Public Policy Association. In…
In the world of Hepatitis C patients, Twinvir started to pick on mythical proportions. It seldom happens that a generic drug, no matter how successful, becomes so quickly known to the patients who need it. Twinvir pills (sofosbuvir 400 mg / ledipasvir 90 mg)…
Gilead Sciences, a pharmaceutical giant, has launched very effective yet pricey drug for the Hepatitis C patients. The company justifies the $94,500 price of Harvoni and $84,000 for Sovaldi for a 12 week course on the basis of its success rate at…
Saturday, 13 February 2016 09:14

How Does Hepatitis C effect the body - Effects of Hep C

Written by Marko
Hepatitis C is an infection that leads to the inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis C can be transmitted from person to person in various ways; the most predominant via the use of drug injections (60%) as you can see on the pie…
Today I have some good news for Hepatitis C patients with genotype 1 or genotype 4. In the beginning of February 2016, pharmaceutical giant Merck has entered Hepatitis C treatment market by introducing a completely new drug. Under its trademark, it is…
Thursday, 04 February 2016 12:50

Here is why the VA (US Government) owns sofosbuvir

Written by Super User
In the beginning God created heaven and earth. Dr Schinazi created PSI-6130 PSI-6130 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1932527/  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was supported in part by NIH grants 5R37-AI-041980, 4R37-AI-025899, 5P30-AI-50409 (CFAR), and RR000165 (to Harold M. McClure) and the Department of Veterans Affairs. R. F. Schinazi…
In a surprising and warm-hearted gesture, the Australian government announced in December 2015 that they will pay for all Hepatitis C medications Australians need. They pledged a whole of $1 billion to the cause. The announcement came from  Health Minister Sussan Ley,…
Hepatitis C has long been a formidable disease with a high death toll and inadequate treatment. However, in the recent years we have seen much more successful treatment options on a backbone of a newly discovered therapeutic molecule called sofosbuvir.  Sofosbuvir is an…
Hepatitis C has long been a formidable disease with a high death toll and inadequate treatment. However, in the recent years we have seen much more successful treatment options on a backbone of a newly discovered therapeutic molecule called sofosbuvir.  Sofosbuvir is an…
Monday, 01 February 2016 04:00

ASHM Gearing Up For PBS Listing

Written by Super User
Dear Colleague,   ASHM is running the Treatment of hepatitis C with Direct Acting Antivirals course at the Rydges Melbourne, Victoria on Saturday, 20 February 2016. This course is being delivered as part of the Control and Elimination within AuStralia of HEpatitis C from people living…
New age Hepatitis C medicines are more than just a medical wonder. They gave humanity an ability to save lives. How good are we at saving those lives? More people die of Hepatitis C than HIV/AIDS Hepatitis C is a serious disease…
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 03:38

Life's most persistent question - What are you doing for others?

Written by Super User
A short excerpt from a recently discovered audio recording of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at Syracuse University in July of 1965. There are some things so dear, some things so precious, some things so eternally true that they're…
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 11:35

Hepatitis C Virus Life Cycle Video

Written by Super User
Awesome animated video of HCV life cycle.
Saturday, 02 January 2016 23:17

Nothing Is Impossible - Let's Treat Everyone, Everywhere

Written by Super User
At FixHepC our goal is to see everyone, everywhere with Hepatitis C treated with affordable DAA medications so that no man, woman or child is left behind. The target is nothing less that sending this disease to the annals of history, as…
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 06:15

PBS Listing - Some Tears In Heaven

Written by Super User
They (who are they anyway) say, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. If you are GT1 or GT3 then the PBS looks like it is going to come through for you (and that is 90% of all…
Monday, 21 December 2015 11:52

PBS Listing - Almost Heaven

Written by Super User
I don't have permission to attribute this but the source is impeccable: Hi James I think we should publicise the following key features of the PBS arrangement: All patients (>=18 years) with chronic hepatitis C will be able to access treatment through…
Sunday, 20 December 2015 05:58

PBS Listing - Heaven or Hell? - The Devil is in the Details

Written by Super User
I'm writing this to help people understand what the recent announcement that DAA medications for HCV will be listed on the PBS. Here are a couple of links to it, both with interviews with the minister: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/turnbull-government-to-spend-1-billion-on-hepatitis-c-miracle-cures-for-all-20151219-glrib0.html http://www.9news.com.au/health/2015/12/20/08/14/federal-government-to-spend-1b-to-subsidise-breakthrough-hepatitis-c-cures First let me say…
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 21:48

Hetero gets DCGI nod for generic Harvoni under the brand name Ledisof

Written by Super User
HYDERABAD, DEC 8: Generic pharmaceutical company Hetero today announced that it has received the approval for the fixed-dose combination Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir (90mg/400mg) from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI). The drug, Ledisof, is a generic version of Gilead Sciences’ brand Harvoni which…

Copyright © 2015-2020 FixHepC

Back to Top