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New drug combo cures toughest cases of hepatitis C

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 21:07

A pair of experimental, oral antiviral drugs are safe and highly effective in the treatment of hepatitis C, a liver-damaging infectious disease, scientists have found.

Free hepatitis B vaccination project to begin from Jan 17

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 17:59

City-based VGM Hospital, which entered the Guinness Book of World Records for mobilising over 13,500 registered participants on World Hepatitis Day held here on July 28 last, will launch its free `hepatitis B vaccination project for children on January 17.

Hepatitis C: All that you need to know about the silent killer

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 14:26

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about 150 million people are chronically infected with hepatitis C virus, and more than 350,000 people die yearly from hepatitis C-related liver diseases.

US approves breakthrough drug for hepatitis C

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 09:57

US has approved a breakthrough therapy for treatment of chronic hepatitis C that is expected to offer a more palatable cure to millions of people infected with the liver-destroying viral disease.

New breakthrough brings `effective` hepatitis C cure closer to reality

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 18:55

Researchers have determined the most detailed picture yet of a crucial part of the hepatitis C virus, which the virus uses to infect liver cells.

FDA panel backs Gilead hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 21:07

A federal advisory panel recommended on Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approve Gilead Sciences Inc`s experimental hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir.

US panel backs Gilead Sciences` hepatitis C drug

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 10:09

US Food and Drug Administration advisers have unanimously voted in favor of a highly anticipated hepatitis C drug from Gilead Sciences that holds promise for millions infected with the liver-destroying virus.

Easyfive TT vaccine to be back in WHO list: Panacea Biotec

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 19:48

Drug maker Panacea Biotec today said it is hopeful of resuming supplies of its pentavalent vaccine `Easyfive TT`, which among other things, prevents Tetanus and Hepatitis B.

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