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liver health


Weekly Dose: sofosbuvir – what’s the price of a hepatitis C cure? Greg Dore, UNSW Australia and Marianne Martinello, UNSW Australia Sofosbuvir is one of a number of new direct-acting …

Community pharmacies across Australia have played a significant role in the outstanding progress made in the treatment of Australians with hepatitis C since the listing of new medicines in March …

Australia is on track to eliminate hepatitis C in 10 years if record numbers of people living with the virus continue to seek and receive breakthrough antiviral treatment, according to …

Hepatitis C is curable, and all Australians living with the disease should be considered for antiviral therapy, writes Louis Roller Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver, often characterised …

When the Turnbull Government decided late last year to PBS list a range of breakthrough Hepatitis C cures, Health Minister Sussan Ley described it as a “watershed moment”. Minister Ley …

A study of adults who had recently purchased children’s paracetamol has indicated that many people don’t know basic information about the commonly used medicine. Presented at last week’s National Medicines …

Debbie Rigby presents the latest research relevant to pharmacists from around the world An In-Depth Analysis of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C Treated With Different Anti-Viral Regimens …

Science or Snake Oil: can a detox actually cleanse your liver? Nick Fuller, University of Sydney This is the first article in our new ongoing series Science or Snake Oil. …

Debbie Rigby wraps up the latest research news relevant to pharmacists… Systematic review of red yeast rice compared with simvastatin in dyslipidaemia Red yeast rice is believed to be a …

Pharmacies are facing unprecedented problems supplying new hepatitis C treatments to patients, says Guild executive director David Quilty— and they need to be fixed urgently. In this week’s edition of …

New therapies have been PBS listed for the treatment of genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C virus. AbbVie Australia today announced that Viekira Pak (ombitasvir, paritaprevir, ritonavir tablets; dasabuvir tablets) and …

Professor Lisa Nissen, Debbie Rigby and Chris Campbell’s fast facts on the new Hepatitis C drugs… In Australia it is estimated that more than 230,000 patients were living with chronic …