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Who Gets a Liver? Transplant Centers Differ on Substance Abuse Abstinence Rules
BY GALE SCOTT
Patients with primary alcoholism who get substance abuse treatment are far less likely to relapse than patients with alcohol and poly-drug addiction.
Direct-Acting Antivirals for Lymphoma?
BY MICHAEL R. PAGE, PHARMD, RPH
Recent case reports indicate possible anti-lymphoma efficacy of direct-acting antivirals in patients with both lymphoma and hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C: Looking for an Effective Regimen for Genotype 3
BY GALE SCOTT
Combination of daclatasvir, sofosbuvir and ribavirin shows promise.
Blue Cross Sued Over Denying Patients Hepatitis C Treatment
BY LAURA JOSZT, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR, AJMC
In California, a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of thousands of Blue Cross beneficiaries living with hepatitis C who were denied treatment.
Alcoholic Hepatitis: Filtering Device Helped Younger, Less Ill Patients
BY GALE SCOTT
Treatment similar to kidney dialysis in filtering patient blood outside the body.
Pushing the Limits: Could Just 6 Weeks of Treatment Cure Hepatitis C?
BY MICHAEL R. PAGE, PHARMD, RPH
A new study shows that adding a third drug to the ingredients in Harvoni could cure hepatitis C in half the ordinary time.
Merck's Combo Hepatitis C Treatment Effective in Drug Users
BY BILL SCHU
Nearly half of young people who have ever injected narcotics have HCV.
Kids Who Live Far from Liver Transplant Centers More Likely to Die Waiting for Organ
BY GALE SCOTT
Traveling a longer distance to a medical center was not associated with spending more time on a waiting list.
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