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Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus that infects the liver, where it causes significant inflammation, damage and disruption of normal liver function. According to estimates by the World Health Organization, around 3 to 4 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis C every year.
Routine screening, treatment could help stem nationwide opioid epidemic

Routine screening, treatment could help stem nationwide opioid epidemic

Researchers find experimental compound to treat fibrotic diseases

Researchers find experimental compound to treat fibrotic diseases

Study: Hepatitis C vaccine could drastically reduce transmission among injecting drug users

Study: Hepatitis C vaccine could drastically reduce transmission among injecting drug users

State prisons fail to offer cure to 144,000 inmates with deadly hepatitis C

State prisons fail to offer cure to 144,000 inmates with deadly hepatitis C

Increase in marker of inflammation from mid to late life linked with dementia

Increase in marker of inflammation from mid to late life linked with dementia

Mathematical model assesses efficacy, cost-effectiveness of screening strategies for HCV

Mathematical model assesses efficacy, cost-effectiveness of screening strategies for HCV

People with co-existing HCV and AUD experience greater psychiatric, immune problems

People with co-existing HCV and AUD experience greater psychiatric, immune problems

Illicit drug supply at record heights

Illicit drug supply at record heights

ABPI associated with NHS for 70 years in pharmaceutical research

ABPI associated with NHS for 70 years in pharmaceutical research

Scientists discover secret to success of antiviral gene

Scientists discover secret to success of antiviral gene

If you’ve got hep C, spitting can be a felony

If you’ve got hep C, spitting can be a felony

BIDMC scientists develop new tool to benefit patients with HCV-associated liver failure

BIDMC scientists develop new tool to benefit patients with HCV-associated liver failure

Researchers uncover racial differences in debilitating itchy skin condition

Researchers uncover racial differences in debilitating itchy skin condition

Video consultations boost survival rates of liver disease patients, study finds

Video consultations boost survival rates of liver disease patients, study finds

Changes to the immune system remain even after recovery from HCV infection, shows study

Changes to the immune system remain even after recovery from HCV infection, shows study

FDA approves combination of Venclexta and Rituxan for lymphocytic leukemia treatment

FDA approves combination of Venclexta and Rituxan for lymphocytic leukemia treatment

Study finds high insurance denial rates for life-saving hepatitis C drugs in the U.S.

Study finds high insurance denial rates for life-saving hepatitis C drugs in the U.S.

Redaction of substance abuse data could result in long-term implications

Redaction of substance abuse data could result in long-term implications

New mathematical model holds potential to improve treatment for Hepatitis C infection

New mathematical model holds potential to improve treatment for Hepatitis C infection

Drugmakers blamed for blocking generics have milked prices and cost U.S. billions

Drugmakers blamed for blocking generics have milked prices and cost U.S. billions