Hepatitis C

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Name: Hepatitis C
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Oregon Medicaid targets Gilead's expensive hepatitis drug Sovaldi

An Oregon Medicaid committee scaled back use of Gilead Sciences' Sovaldi after questioning whether the hepatitis C drug drug is worth the $1,000-per-pill price tag, as reported Friday in Yahoo!Finance. The guidelines would allow the therapy to be used ... [Published FirstWord Pharma - 2 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 3 reports

Approval of Gilead's once daily oral nucleotide inhibitor Sovaldi marks a significant step in the treatment

(live-PR.com) - Approval of Gilead´s once daily oral nucleotide inhibitor Sovaldi marks a significant step in the treatment of hepatitis C (HCV). With efficacy over 90% in GT1/2/3/4 patients, this safe, best in class therapy represents a paradigm shift ... [Published Live-PR.com - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 2 reports

Hepatitis C Screening Beyond CDC Guidelines

World Health Organization. Hepatitis C. Wkly Epidemiol Rec 1997; 72: 65–9.World Health Organization. Hepatitis C – global prevalence (update). Wkly Epidemiol Rec 2000; 75: 18–9.Armstrong GL, Wasley A, Simard EP, et al. The prevalence of hepatitis C virus ... [Published General Medicine eJournal - 10 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 2 reports

Cutting-edge transplant overcomes hepatitis C for U of U patient

Andres Galvan, 61, gives thanks for his improved health four days after a kidney transplant operation at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City on Thursday, July 31, 2014. University of Utah Hospital surgeons believe it is the first kidney ... [Published Deseret Morning News - 14 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 3 reports

Humana shares fall as US health insurer cost worries grow

U.S. health insurer Humana Inc reported a lower profit owing to higher costs on Wednesday, as mounting concerns about increased medical spending drove health insurance industry shares lower for a second straight day. Humana said its higher costs were ... [Published Health Leaders - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 3 reports

Michigan prisoners may get $1K-per-pill hepatitis C care

A new hepatitis C treatment that costs $1,000 a pill will soon be given to some Michigan prison inmates.The same drug isn’t available to most Michiganians, whose insurance companies won’t pay for it. It may become broadly available to people on Medic ... [Published Corrections Connection - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 2 reports

Does blockbuster hepatitis drug cost too much?

The breakthrough drug Sovaldi is nothing short of a miracle for some hepatitis C patients, promising to cure more than 80 percent of cases in 12 weeks with few side effects.But at a cost of $1,000 a pill, it'll be a miracle if states can pay the unprecedented ... [Published CBS News - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 3 reports

Ill. Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

CHICAGO - Facing ballooning costs for a $1,000 pill to treat hepatitis C, Illinois' Medicaid program is putting tight restrictions in place, ... ... [Published Burlington Hawk Eye - Jul 31 2014]
Entities: Hepatitis, Medicaid, Drugs
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 4 reports

Humana blames lower Q2 profits on pricey new hepatitis C drugs, investments in exchanges

(Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Humana Inc said on Wednesday that second-quarter profit fell due to investments in the insurance exchanges created under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law as well as costly new hepatitis C drug treatments.Humana ... [Published MedCity News - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 7 reports

Hepatitis is Still the Silent Killer | Commentary

Although the price of a revolutionary new hepatitis C treatment has made headlines recently, the real hepatitis crisis continues largely unreported. A more immediate problem for many Americans is not how much one hepatitis C treatment might cost; it is ... [Published Roll Call Online - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 6 reports

Experts Urge Early Hepatitis Screening

Concerted efforts are needed to curb the prevalence of Hepatitis B and C, experts have said. They were speaking during an event to mark the World Hepatitis Day in Kigali on Monday. The day was characterised by a march from Kimihurura to Remera, aimed ... [Published Individual.com - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

At $1,000 per pill, Sovaldi is hepatitis medicine of choice

WASHINGTON — The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.Even with insurers reluctant to pay, Sovaldi prescriptions ... [Published Denver Post - Jul 30 2014]

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"It's been 7 years since the holding was set up," Mr. Aituganov said at the Thursday press conference in Astana. "Over the years the holding has provided financial support to the amount of KZT 200 bln to 326 projects in Kazakhstan."
...Matt Salo, director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors, noted that while Medicaid is used to covering expensive treatments, "it's always been 50 people or 500 people or 1000 people, not hundreds of thousands like we're seeing (with Sovaldi). So this is kind of a game-changer." Gregg Alton, executive vice president at Gilead, responded that regimens containing Sovaldi reduce total treatment costs for hepatitis C, including...
...another member of ROFAH who is also infected with hepatitis C, indicated that the disease constitutes a heavy burden as it is expensive to treat. "The drugs alone cost about Frw 700,000 per month and when we consider clinical exams it is around one million" she said

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) today reported diluted earnings per common share (EPS) for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 (2Q14) of $2.19, compared to diluted earnings per common share (EPS) of $2.63 for the quarter ended June ...
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